NGC 2264 - Christmas Tree Cluster

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the planetary nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo Nebula, in the constellation Gemini/Twins.

 

Introduction

The planetary nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo Nebula, in the constellation Gemini/Twins is the brightest planetary nebula in the winter sky. But it is a very small nebula, so that one has to use a relatively high magnification (50 x, better 100 x, according to Stoyan) in order to recognize something. In any case, I had a great deal of effort to recognize anything at all ...

Size: 0.8' (Stoyan)
Distance: 2,500 light years (Stoyan)
Ranking: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

NGC 2392 (Eskimo Nebula) in constellation Gemini/Twins

 

My Own Observations

Observations End of March 2017

 

References

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