Kronberger 61, also known as the "soccer ball", is a Nebula discovered by an amateur astronomer in January 2011. Newer images of this nebula were taken by the Gemini Observatory. 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.
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- Mosher, Dave. "'Soccer Ball' Nebula Discovered by Amateur Astronomer". National Geographic.
- Moore, Kurt. "New Planetary Nebula Found By Amateur Astronomer". My Fox Houston.