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NGC2371-2 planetary nebula


When the NGC was compiled, in the 19th century, this was thought to be 2 objects. Even the best telescopes must have only shown the two bright spots either side of the central star. Now even amateurs can photograph the true shape.The nebula is in Gemini.

 2012 Mar 18

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400 65x32s
254mm Newtonian f=1200mm f/4.8
HEQ5 equatorial mount, driven but not guided
2012 Mar 18 22:57:27-23:35:27 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

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