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Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

NGC2392 (Eskimo Nebula) in Gemini

RGB each 12x150s, 10x300s selected files combined. Seeing 0.9-1.2 arcsec due to low altitude

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile,
processing: Johannes Schedler

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392), also known as the Clownface Nebula or Caldwell 39, is a bipolar double-shell planetary nebula. The formation resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. It is surrounded by gas that composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star. The visible inner filaments are ejected by a strong wind of particles from the central star. The distance to this object is 3400 light years.

Find a detailed image from the Hubble Space Telescope here.

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 NGC 2392 200%

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Last modified on Monday, 10 February 2014 16:18

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