Wednesday, April 27, 2016

imaged Gemini planetary (Halifax)

Neat. BGO imaged the planetary nebula NGC 2371. It has a bipolar structure! The given name, The Gemini Nebula, is appropriate. It looks like it is spinning.

There's also stuff going on surrounding the target. Wispy things, at the 2 o'clock position, and opposite, at 8 o'clock. Very interesting.

planetary nebula NGC 2371 imaged with green filter

Green filtered image. 60 seconds by 5 subexposures. FITS Liberator. Paint.NET. North is up; east is left.


Gathered more data on 1 Nov '17. Imaged again on 22 Mar '20.


Wikipedia link: NGC 2371-2.

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