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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3242, Ghost of Jupiter nebula - Inst: 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 20004/03/19 - 4h44 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 3242, Ghost of Jupiter nebula
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Hya
Data: mag 7.8  size 16''
Position: RA 10:24.8  DEC -18:38
Description:
In all the planetary's with stellar aspect I ever saw, this is the most spectacular. Easy to find, it's look like a very bright star. With averted vision, it's clearly visible that's not a "dot" but a small greenish halo.
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