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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: NGC 3242

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Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observer

Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observed

2021 Mar 09 - 17:51

Uploaded

2021 Mar 11 - 17:54

Objects

NGC3242

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Constellation

Hydra

Field centre

RA: 10h24m
Dec: -18°45'
Position angle: -144°42'

Field size

0°36' × 0°23'

Equipment
  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
  • QSI6120 CCD Cameras
  • 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount
Exposure

40.5 hours HaOIIILRGB

Location

Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

NGC 3242

Title

NGC 3242

About this image

Most images of NGC 3242 - The Ghost Of Jupiter - are just of the bright core.
However there's plenty of interesting, but faint, nebulosity around it. The relationship between NGC 3242 and this nebulosity is unclear.

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Mike Foylan
Mike Foylan, 2021 Mar 16 - 13:00 UTC

An amazing image which shows nicely in the amount of work you have put into imaging this amazing object and it's surrounds!

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