Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2346 (Planetary Nebula in Monoceros)

Date & Time: Dec 7 2013, from 25:55 to 26:51 JST(+0900)
Composed 9 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC2346 / Planetary Nebula, type IIIb+IV
R.A.07h 09m 24.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-00° 48' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size0.9'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
NGC2346 is a planetary nebula in central Monoceros, about 40 arc minutes southwest from delta Monocerotis. We can appreciate only central region of nebula through larger scopes. Actually the nebula has very dimmed structure like tubes stretched north and south direction, this image shows you the structures barely. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has captured a clear image of the nebula.

NGC2346 captured by HST NGC2346 captured by HST
© Hubble Heritage Project


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