Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Gemini (Gem)  ·  Contains:  Eskimo Nebula  ·  NGC 2392
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Eskimo Nebula
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Eskimo Nebula

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Eskimo Nebula, 



    
        

            Samuel
Eskimo Nebula
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Eskimo Nebula

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Mak 180

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Baader Planetarium L 2"


Dates:Jan. 17, 2021

Frames: 500x5" (41' 40")

Integration: 41' 40"

Avg. Moon age: 4.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.61%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4202820

RA center: 07h29m10s.8

DEC center: +20°5443

Pixel scale: 0.564 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.416 degrees

Field radius: 0.113 degrees


Resolution: 1024x1024

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: AstroCamp

Description

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392), also known as the Clown-faced Nebula, Lion Nebula, 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 filaments.

NGC 2392 lies about 6500 light-years away, and is visible with a small telescope in the constellation of Gemini.

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Eskimo Nebula, 



    
        

            Samuel