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Planetary nebula NGC2392, otherwise known as the Eskimo Nebula.

This planetary nebula is only about 10,000 years old and is about 5,000 light years away.

 

Image info

Telescope:  Celestron 9.25" Schimdt-Cassegrain at f/6.3

Focus:  Prime focus

Filter:  Celestron LPR filter

Mount:  Vixen GPD with Skysensor2000

Camera:  Modified Canon EOS 300D, at ISO200

Guiding:  700mm refractor guidescope, SAC7 camera, autoguided with Guidedog software

Exposure:  Total 76 mins (19 x 240s) with the nebula itself composited from 16 x 120s frames

Date:  31st January 2005

Processing:  RAW file conversion, Offset and Dark subtraction, flat fielding, registering and stacking done in IRIS. Curve stretching in Photoshop CS, noise reduction in Neat Image.

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