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Contains:  NGC2242
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NGC 2242

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 27, 2017Jan. 6, 2018Jan. 18, 2018Feb. 9, 2018Feb. 11, 2018Feb. 19, 2018

Astrodon Blue E-Series Gen2 1.25": 20x120" bin 2x2
Astrodon Green E-Series Gen2 1.25": 20x120" bin 2x2
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 24x900" bin 2x2
Astrodon O3 1.25 3nm: 24x900" bin 2x2
Astrodon Red E-Series Gen2 1.25": 20x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 14.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.52% job: 1935352

RA center: 6h 34' 6"

DEC center: +44° 46' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.830 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.942 degrees

Field radius: 0.095 degrees

Resolution: 666x481

Data source: Backyard


Unfortunately my image of this little planetary nebula was one of the casualties of the recent data loss, so here it is again.

This is NGC 2242, to be found in the constellation of Auriga, 6500 light years away and 1600 light years above the galactic plane. Until 1987 it was classified as a galaxy but its infrared emissions and lack of redshift got it reclassified as a planetary nebula.



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NGC 2242,