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NGC 2440 - PLANETARY NEBULA

PUPPIS

 (ra: 7.41,9/ dec -18:13)

 

 

 

 

 

 WIDE VIEW ORIGINAL

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Planetary Nebula

MAGNITUDE: 11

Apparent Diameter: around 1 arc minutes

DISTANCE: 4000 lights years

 

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION

Like a Gem in the middle of the night sky lies this colourful planetary nebula in the Constellation of Puppis 3 from the limit of Canis Major. NGC 2440 contains the hotter white dwarf know which is not visible in the image. The nebula was created by a "Sun like star" which had expulsed it external layers material in the last stages of its life. The red star above is SAO153271 with Magnitude of 8.46

 

Ha and L channels did not contribute too much in this object. Because its brightness and contrast I believe only the RGB will be enough to bring the details of the nebula.

 

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: Celestron C8 SCT working at f6 (roughly)

CAMERA: SXVF H9

GUIDING: William Optics Zenithstar 66 with WO 0.8 x fr/ff

IMAGE ACQUISITION: AstroArt 3.0 - Control Interface 3.72 plug in

FILTERS: Astronomik Type II - Astronomik Ha 6 nm - Atik Filter Wheel

SKY CONDITIONS: transparency and seeing regular

EXPOSURES: LHaRGB (10,10,10,10,10)

PROCESSING: Maxim SD Mask, Images Plus. CCD Sharp, Photoshop CS2

 

 


 

 

NGC 2440 - PLANETARY NEBULA

PUPPIS

original view