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NGC 2371 Facts

NGC 2371 Facts Planetary Nebula in Gemini

NGC 2371 is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 4,500 Ly light years away in the constellation of Gemini.

It is also referred to as NGC(2371) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Planetary Nebula's location is 07:25:33.83 (R.A.) and 29:29:39.20 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 13.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

The star is in the centre of the image which wsa once a red giant but is now just a white dwarf with temperatures of about 240,000 Fahrenheit.

This picture is a false colour image with the different colours representing different gasses. Nitrogen (Red), Hydrogen (Green), Oxygen (Blue)

Fact File


NameNGC 2371
TypePlanetary Nebula
NGC Id2371
ConstellationGemini
Right Ascension07:25:33.83
Declination29:29:39.20
Distance (Lt.Yr)4,500 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
CoprightSpace Telescope


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