NGC 3242 Ghost of Jupiter Planetary Nebula
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NGC 3242 planetary nebula in the constellation Hydra
Also known as The Ghost of Jupiter nebula
Distance: 1400 light years
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 31 subexposures of which 21 were at 5 minutes each 8 of blue & 13 of green, and 10 were at 10 minutes each of red for a total of 3 hours & 25 minutes.
Date: February 2012
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & RGB creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS5.