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

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 9.25" EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: ZWO Optical ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron CGEMⅡ

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 174mm Mini

Software: ReaConverter  ·  DeepSky Stacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Filters: Optolong L-pro

Accessory: Telrad Finder


Dates:March 21, 2019

Frames: 8x180" (24')

Integration: 24'

Avg. Moon age: 15.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.72%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2597470

RA center: 10h 24' 44"

DEC center: -18° 38' 24"

Pixel scale: 0.465 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 253.200 degrees

Field radius: 0.324 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1242

Data source: Backyard

Description

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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