Eskimo Nebula (NGC2392) in Gemini

(RA 7h 29.2m , Dec. +2055', 9.2mag., >15" in diameter)

This bright planetary nebula has noticably bluish disk. It can be spotted 220' SEE of d Geminorum (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on December 2, 2000 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with eyepiece projection to achieve f20. White exposures (19 x 30 sec.) were combined with cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered images (7 x 30 sec. each) using AIP4WIN software and the image was furter adjusted in Lab color space with Corel PhotoPaint 8.

It was very windy that night - so the majority of 156 acquired exposures had to be discarded. Only a quater of the original Cookbook frame is shown. North is to the left.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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