Antilhue - Chile

NGC 2818 in Pyxis
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Image Data

Designation NGC 2818  with PLN 261+8.1
Object type Open galactic cluster with embedded planetary nebula
Coordinates 09h16min  -36°39'
Constellation Pyxis  (Pyx)
Description This rather unconspicuous open galactic cluster in the southern constellation of Pyxis - The Compass  -  features a striking planetary nebula.  Both nebula and cluster are at a distance of about 10.000 lightyears. The field is 10 x 15 arcminutes in size with north at the top

See an enlarged image of the planetary nebula here.

Exposure LsyntRGB 50:50:50 min @ -15°C, all unbinned 10min exposures
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + SBIG CFW-8 with Astrodon Tru-Balance RGB filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 14Mar2004 - 02:30 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 7, Temperature +15°C