NGC 2371 and 2372

NGC 2371 and 2372 Planetary Nebula in Gemini

NGC 2371 and 2372
NGC 2371 and 2372

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:

http://www.laorilladelcosmos.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/ngc2371-y-ngc2372-planetaria-bipolar-en.html

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.


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