Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Puppis (Pup)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2440  ·  NGC2440  ·  PK234+02.1
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The Peanut Nebula (NGC 2440)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: Software Bisque TheSky X Professional  ·  photoshop  ·  Starnet ++  ·  CCDWare FocusMax V.4  ·  PixInsight  ·  Straton Destar 2.0  ·  Topaz Denoise AI  ·  3D LUT Creator  ·  Maxim DL  ·  EQMOD  ·  DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Software  ·  Annie's Astro Actions Version 7.0

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler 3.5  ·  Tolga Astro Alnitak Flat-Man Electroluminescent Flat Fielding Device


Dates:Feb. 21, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 9x240"
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 9x240"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 9x240"

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.16%


Astrometry.net job: 4240201

RA center: 7h 41' 55"

DEC center: -18° 12' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.223 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.942 degrees

Field radius: 0.111 degrees


Resolution: 451x469

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory (Bortle 6 SQM 18.6), Stanford, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

NGC 2440 is a planetary nebula. Its central star, HD62166, is possibly the hottest known white dwarf. The nebula is situated in the constellation Puppis. It was discovered by William Herschel on March 4, 1790. Wikipedia
Magnitude: 9.4
Apparent magnitude (V): 9.4
Designations: ESO 560-PN9
Distance: 4.00 kly (1.23 kpc) ly

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