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28-07-2011, 08:40 PM
I was wondering if someone could save me some time. I particularly like M57 and I have been wondering if their is a southern hemisphere equivalent that I could observe?
28-07-2011, 09:04 PM
You could try The Spare Tyre Nebula IC5148
http://cs.astronomy.com/asycs/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.PostAtta chments/00.00.45.64.28/ic5148_5F00_STL11K_5F00_RC_5F00_LRG B.jpg
Ooh, thats very pretty ... mag 11.5 PN in Grus.
maybe outa reach for my 10" though. :question:
29-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Well within the reach of your 10" Liz,No Problems :thumbsup:
I'II try Ron, but find things trick if > mag 10. :rolleyes:
NGC 3132, the Eight-burst nebula is a great PN too, though havent seen for ages.
One book I have says its the Southern Hemispheres answer to the Ring Nebula..
Both about the same size, though you can see 3132 s central star, as its a bit closer at 3000 LY.
Hmmm . might try for that again tonight too. :D
30-07-2011, 02:02 PM
NGC 3242 - Ghost of Jupiter (Caldwell 59). Mag 7.8
A small telescope under bright skies can be used to view this nebula. Its color is an unmistakable blue/green. Views through a larger telescope reveal the inner torus and central star (white dwarf).
Located in the constellation of Hydra.
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