Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  Ghost of Jupiter  ·  NGC 3242
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Ghost of Jupiter, 


            José J. Chambó
Ghost of Jupiter
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAC80 Telescope

Imaging cameras: IAC CAMELOT Imager

Software: PixInsight LE  ·  Iris

Dates:May 27, 2011

Frames: 1x60" (1') bin 1x1

Integration: 1'

Avg. Moon age: 24.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.33%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 128075

RA center: 10h24m46s.1

DEC center: -18°3834

Pixel scale: 0.566 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.140 degrees

Field radius: 0.089 degrees

Resolution: 620x620

Locations: Las Cañadas del Teide - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), None


Planetary nebula known as "The Ghost of Jupiter". Observed with a small telescope it is shown as a small oval disk similar to Jupiter (hence your name). Is located in the Hydra constellation to 1.400 light-years and was discovered by William Herschel on 1785.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)


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Ghost of Jupiter, 


            José J. Chambó