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

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
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Eskimo Nebula, 



    
        

            Samuel
Eskimo Nebula
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Eskimo Nebula

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Mak 180
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI183MM Pro
Mounts
Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters
Baader Planetarium L 2"
Software
PixInsight

Acquisition details

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