Kronberger 61

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Kronberger 61, also known as the "soccer ball", is a Nebula discovered by a amateur astronomer in January 2011. Newer images of this nebula were taken by the Gemini Observatory.[1] The nebula was discovered by Austrian Mattias Kronberger, a member of the amateur group Deep Sky Hunters. They found it while searching near the northern constellation of Cygnus.[2]

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  1. Mosher, Dave. "'Soccer Ball' Nebula Discovered by Amateur Astronomer". National Geographic. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/07/110726-soccer-ball-nebula-space-science-stars/?source=link_fb20110727soccerballnebula.
  2. Moore, Kurt. "New Planetary Nebula Found By Amateur Astronomer". My Fox Houston. http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/dpg_original/new-planetary-nebula-found-by-amateur-astronomer-dpgoh-20110728-ch_14326206.