ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


  NGC 2371 - Planetary Nebula in Gemini

NGC 2371                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

11 Jan. 2004
90 min. Total
30 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This planetary nebula shows bipolar structure.  The outer caps are quite faint so it is difficult to show them while holding good contrast in the central part of the object.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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