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NGC 246 - 3.10.2021 at 01.10 - 3.10.2021 at 01.45 Janakkala, Tervakoski Observation number 101699

Visibility II / V

Petri Kuossari, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

Also called a planetary nebula called skull nebulae. With 37 minutes of exposure, I got to photograph this subject through a thin gauze facing south.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 246
  • Constellation
    • Cetus
  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Average
  • Nebulae
    • Planetary nebula info

      Planetary nebula is the remnant of a death star. It could be ring-shaped, disc-like or spread out rather irregularly.

      With the exception of some nearest objects planetary nebulae have a small apparent diameter and they need a rather big instrument to be visible.

       

      Planetary nebula M27 aka The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. Image Juha Parvio.

       

      M76 aka The Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus. Image Rauno Päivinen.

Technical information

eVscope, exposure 37 min

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