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Contains:  Ghost of Jupiter, NGC 3242
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Ghost of Jupiter, 


Ghost of Jupiter

Ghost of Jupiter

Technical card

Resolution: 4144x2822

Dates:March 21, 2019

Frames: 8x180"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.72% job: 2597470

RA center: 156.184 degrees

DEC center: -18.640 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.465 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 253.200 degrees

Field radius: 0.324 degrees

Data source: Backyard


This is NGC 3242 or the Ghost of Jupiter Nebula. It's between 1,400 and 2,500 light years from Earth and is multiple light years across. It is one of my favorite targets because it is eerie green in color and resembles an eyeball. Because it is so much smaller than some of the larger nebulae such as the Orion or the Rosette I imaged it without using my Hyperstar lens (I attached the camera to the back of my SCT telescope). Due to the increased focal length each sub was a 3 minute exposure!



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Ghost of Jupiter,