The Eskimo Nebula

NGC 2392, also called the Eskimo Nebula and the Clown Face Nebula, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Gemini.  It has a diameter of 44"arc and is 10th magnitude.

Field of view is 5 x 5 'arc, northeast at upper-left.  Resolution is ~5.0 "arc.  [RGB exposure times were 20 min, 8 min and 3 min (median combine of 10, 4 and 9 images having unguided exposure times of 20 sec, 120 sec and 120 sec). Meade 10-inch LX200, f/6.3, SBIG ST-8XE CCD, Schuler photometry filters in True Tech color filter wheel, JMI Smart Focus; Hereford, AZ residence; 2003.01.28Z].

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Larger scale version from space by the Hubble Space Telescope (I question their color balance).

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This site opened:  January 28, 2003 Last Update:  January 28, 2003