Nebula NGC 6729 in Corona Australis

NGC 6729 was one of the three nebulae discovered by the German astronomer Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt in 1861.It is a combination reflection and emission nebula that surrounds the star R Coronae Australis, an Orion-type variable located in the constellation Corona Australis.

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NGC 6729 in Corona Australis

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