| scorpious42 wrote:|
|I want to observe the eskimo nebula, but I don't know how I should start. Does anyone have a good idea oon how to do this?|
I'm sorry I am not quite clear on this question. So I will aproach it in a couple ways.
First off, What size telescope do you have?
Residing in semi light polluted skies, with the use of my 10" Newtonian it is still only a small planetary nebula.. And only on exceptionally clear stable nights when it is at or near Zenith well above any light glow of nearby street lights, then I am able to use enough magnification so that I can make out the facial features of the eskimo or clown.(whichever you prefer)
In my 6" refractor it only appears like most other small planetary nebulae, Virtually featurless but still an interesting and easily visible target just the same. I've yet to be able to make out any distinguishing features with that telescope. But I won't let that stop me from trying.
So if you have the telescope aperture and the nights are clear dark and stable you can find it with a relatively low magnification. Once you find it then step up to the highest magnification that you can conditions permitting.
If your question is regarding how to find the Eskimo/Clown Face nebula (NGC-2392)
It is in the Gemini Constellation possitioned at 02°21'56" below/east of the Star named Wasat(55-Delta Geminorium).
It is a small magnitude 10.0 planetary nebula with an angular size: 0.7' with a magnitude 9.0 star in the center.
RA: 07h 29m 12.0s Dec: +20°55'00"
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