Observation by Patrick Maloney: NGC 2261

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Patrick Maloney


Patrick Maloney


2014 Feb 02 - 22:05


2021 Dec 22 - 14:29


Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC2261)

  • 12" Newtonian reflector, 10mm Plossl eyepiece, x150


Target name

NGC 2261


NGC 2261

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Immediately obvious, even in the 18mm eyepiece. Triangular, fan-shaped object extending northwards from a pretty bright tip at the south. The fan has no clear edge, it fades gradually away. The P4mm eyepiece (x375) shows a stellar point at the southern tip (R Mon), and a brighter streak down the middle of the fan.

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