Eskimo Nebula NGC 2392

Eskimo Nebula  NGC 2392

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The “Eskimo Nebula” is a famous planetary nebula in the constellation Gemini that is easily seen even in small telescopes. Like other planetary nebulae, the central star puffed up like pop corn rather than exploded like a nova. The result of the expanded stellar material is a curiously beautiful sample of the infinite shapes that populate the universe.



Date Imaged       :

February 7, 2010

Lens       :

N16 at f/10.4

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

16.6 minutes

Filter       :

Astrodon LRGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines