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Eye Nebula
NGC 3242
Also called the Ghost of Jupiter (it's about the same apparent size). Was probably formed about 1,500 years ago, and measures 2 light years across. The central star is an 11th magnitude white dwarf.

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All Images of Eye Nebula
29 Mar 2017
Night of:Wednesday March 29, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:9:30 PM | Mar 29, 2017
RA:10h 24m 46s
Declination:-18 38'
Distance:1,400 light years
Magnitude:+8.6 mV
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:542 x 420 pixels (0.2 MP)
13.1' x 10.2'
Exposure:15 sec
Stacked Frames:23
Post Processing:flats
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