Faulkes Telescope at Going Nova 2007

NGC 3242

Here are some images which were captured using the Faulkes Telescope North at the Going Nova Science Festival
which was held at Horizon Scotland at the Business Park in Forres in the north of Scotland.

The event ran from Thursday 22nd March 2007 until Saturday 24th March.
During the Festival, the telescope was under the control of members of  the north of Scotland's two mainland astronomy clubs.
SIGMA, Moray's Astronomy Club and  Highlands Astronomical Society.
Images obtained using the Faulkes Telescope (North), operated by Las Cumbres Observatory.

Date and Time
NGC 3242
"The Ghost of Jupiter,"
a planetary nebula in the constellation Hydra.
Mar 23 2007
10.23 to 10.27
RGB filters, 5 seconds
Blue filter, 10 seconds
Hydrogen-alpha filter, 5 seconds

Alan NGC3242
Alan Tough

This is just part of the 4.6 arcminute image produced by the Faulkes Telescope. This planetary nebula consists of a small dense nebula of about 16" x 26" in diameter, surrounded by a fainter envelop measuring about 40 x 35 arc seconds. The bright inner nebula is described as looking like an eye by Burnham, and the outer shell gave rise to its popular name, as it is of about the apparent size of Jupiter.
Alan Tough

Alan has used a High Pass filter to sharpen up the image.

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