NGC 2371 Bipolar Planetary Nebula

NGC 2371 Bipolar Planetary Nebula

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NGC 2371 is a pretty blue planetary nebula in Gemini.  Its bipolar nature is obvious with a left and right lobe.  This magnitude 13 planetary nebula is often overlooked because of its more famous and much brighter neighbor, the Eskimo Nebula.



Coordinates       :

07h 26' 28" +29d 27' 15"

Date Imaged       :

February 4, 2013

Lens       :

N16 at f/8.1 with Keller Barlow / corrector

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

5.8 hours

Filter       :

Astrodon LRGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio