Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Gemini (Gem)  ·  Contains:  Eskimo nebula  ·  NGC 2392
NGC2392, The Eskimo Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC2392, The Eskimo Nebula
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NGC2392, The Eskimo Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade LX200 10" f6.3 Classic
Imaging Cameras
Mallincam Hyper Plus
Mounts
Meade Super wedge
Accessories
Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF
Software
Miloslick (Mallincam Control for Mac)

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 14, 2012
Frames:
1x14" (14")
Integration:
14"
Avg. Moon age:
23.20 days
Avg. Moon phase:
38.92%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 150121

RA center: 07h29m09s.6

DEC center: +20°5515

Pixel scale: 1.818 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -169.831 degrees

Field radius: 0.202 degrees

Resolution: 640x480

Locations: Driveway Observatory, Springfield, MO, United States

Description

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392), also known as the Clownface Nebula[4] or Caldwell 39, is a bipolar double-shell planetary nebula (PN). It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1787. The formation resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. It is surrounded by gas that composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star. The visible inner filaments are ejected by a strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year long orange filaments.

NGC 2392 lies more than 2,870 light-years away and is visible with a small telescope in the constellation of Gemini.

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NGC2392, The Eskimo Nebula, 



    
        

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