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)
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||4,500 Ly|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||13.00|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.