NGC 246 and NGC 255

NGC 246 and NGC 255

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NGC 246 is a wispy planetary nebula in the constellation Cetus and one of the brighter and larger planetary nebulae in the sky. It is in the foreground of a far more distant spiral galaxy, NGC 255 glowing in the distance.



Coordinates       :

00h 48' -11d 34'

Date Imaged       :

November 20, 2014

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

5.6 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 160:60:60:60 minutes 2x2

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio