NGC 2392

NGC 2392
NGC 2392 – The Eskimo Nebula
Sketch and Details by Ferenc Lovró

I’ve sketched this planetary about a year ago, I did not mark it as “SKETCHED” in my list of objects, so the result is a new drawing. However, when I compared the two sketches, it was obvious to make this mistake, because now – even if conditions were not ideal thanks to the 50% Moon nearby – I was able to see and record much more details: the brighter arcs around the central star were not at all visible for me, but now they were easily noticeable. The UHC filter was not necessary to observe this object, however it boosted the intensity of the brighter central bubble.

Sketching:

Constellation: Gemini
Right ascension: 7h 30m; Declination: 20° 53′
Date/time: 2010.02.21 20:00 UT
Equipment: 12″ f/5 Newtonian
FoV: 11′ Magnification and filter(s): 300x + UHC filter(s)
Seeing: 7/10 Transparency: 3/5
Observer: Ferenc Lovró
Location: Nádasdladány, Hungary

Object: Planetary Nebula NGC 2392 also known as: Caldwell C39, Herschel H45-4, Eskimo or Clown Face Nebula


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