Jupiter's Ghost (NGC 3242) with planetary camera, 



    
        

            Marcos González T...

Jupiter's Ghost (NGC 3242) with planetary camera

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 XLT SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO optical ASI034MC

Mounts: AVX

Software: AutoStakkert! 2  ·  FireCapture 2.3

Filters: Lumicon UHC-E


Dates:May 17, 2015

Frames: 50x12"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.59%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 639024


Resolution: 255x255

Locations: Observatorio Berruguete, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Description

Bright but low in the horizon planetary nebula. Appealing in visual with UHC-E filter.

This planetary nebula is most frequently called the Ghost of Jupiter, or Jupiter's Ghost due to its similar size to the planet, but it is also sometimes referred to as the Eye Nebula.

Measures around two light years long from end to end, and contains a central white dwarf with an apparent magnitude of eleven. The inner layers of the nebula were formed some 1,500 years ago.

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Jupiter's Ghost (NGC 3242) with planetary camera, 



    
        

            Marcos González T...