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Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242) Facts

Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242) Facts Planetary Nebula in Hydra

Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242) is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. in the constellation of Hydra.

It is also referred to as NGC(3242) 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. Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242) was discovered in 1785 by Sir William Herschel.

The Planetary Nebula's location is 10:24:46.1 (R.A.) and -18:38:32.6 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.60 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameGhost of Jupiter (NGC3242)
TypePlanetary Nebula
NGC Id3242
Right Ascension10:24:46.1
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.60
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1785
DiscovererSir William Herschel

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