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NGC 2438 Facts

NGC 2438 is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2,900 LY light years away in the constellation of Puppis.

It is also referred to as NGC(2438) 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 41 50.5198569363 (R.A.) and -14 44 07.484261077 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.80 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameNGC 2438
TypePlanetary Nebula
NGC Id2438
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension07 41 50.5198569363
Declination-14 44 07.484261077
Distance (Lt.Yr)2,900 LY
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.80
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Angular Size1.173 1.173 90
Radial Velocity77.0
Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=NGC+2438


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