Ghost of Jupiter NGC 3242

Ghost of Jupiter NGC 3242

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I decided to give this challenging planetary nebula in Hydra another try. I wanted to see if I could coax more details than a previous effort four year ago. This image was taken at a focal length of 4,196mm with a 6x8 arc minute field of view. A white dwarf star is in the center of it cast off stellar material that has expanded light years across.

Date Imaged       :

March 18, 2012

Lens       :

N16 f/10.4 at 4,196mm

Camera       :

Atik 16HR

Exposure       :

58 minutes

Filter       :

Baader LRGB 19:13:13:13 x 1 minute

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio