NGC2438

NGC 2438 PN in Puppis

This planetary nebula apparently is embedded in the open Cluster M46. However is is not physically related to the cluster but 1500 light years closer. A faint outer shell is visible in the image below. 
Checkout a miniature PN (rotten egg nebula) at 4 h near the corner;

Find a wider view including M46 at the star clusters page

Image data:
Ha-O3-LRGB (Ha 4x40m, OIII 4x40m, L 6x10m, R 7x100s, G 7x100s, B 7x100s), NB for visualizing the outer shell,
seeing 0.7-1 arc-sec,

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

Acquisition: Philipp Keller, Processing: Johannes Schedler

 

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 27 January 2014 15:10

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