2392 Eskimo Nebula
Equipment: Celestron C14 @
about f/7 (Astro-Physics CCD reducer) and SBIG ST-10XME camera on
Astro-Physics 1200GTO mount
LRGB (6min L, 5min RGB) 60s exposures
Gainesville, Florida; December 27, 2008
Planetary nebula in Gemini first identified by William
Herschel in 1787.
Estimated to be between 1800 and 3800 light
years distant. 9.1 magnitude; 0.7 arcminutes apparent dimension. If
a distance of 3000 light years is used, the diameter would be
approximately 0.6 light year.
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