Object Type: Planetary Nebula
Location: Tarragona – Spain
Two NGC numbers, but only one object. NGC2371/NGC2372 correspond to a bipolar planetary nebula. Easy and awesome observed from a dark skies with a good telescope aperture. A lobe is more brilliant than the other, but both are perfectly visibles. I think it could be an affordable object for medium telescope aperture as well.
For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:
Date and Time: 2013-12-06, 21h 49m UT
Telescope: SC Celestron 9.25″ (235mm)
Eyepiece: 10mm (235x)
White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, and scanned and inverted with Photoshop
Seeing: 4/5 (5 the best)
Transparency: Clear. Rural Skies.
Location Constellation: Gemini
Position: R.A. 07h 25m
Dec. +29° 29′
Thank you and best regards.
4 thoughts on “NGC 2371 and 2372 Planetary Nebula in Gemini”
Oscar, A wonderful sketch of one of my favourite PN’s, I know this as the ‘Peanut’:)
Thank you Dale. I did’nt know this planetary and I was surprised by its delicacy … as an evanescent peanut. 🙂
Excellent Observation of you!! Wonderful sketch!
Thank you Hajuem, you are very kind 🙂