NGC 246

NGC 246 is a rather lonely and large planetary nebula in Cetus. In this example the distorted sphere of gas has many thin and thicker regions giving it an irregular "texture." Like most spherical clouds of gas the outer edges seem brighter than the center which appears void. This is a perspective effect in that more line-of-sight gas is observed towards the outer portions.

This image was taken as part of Advanced Observing Program (AOP) program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center during 2014.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Jeff Cremer/Adam Block

About the Image

Id:noao-n246cremer
Type:Observation
Release date:June 19, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Size:1084 x 706 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 246
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 6.34
Position (Dec):-11° 50' 56.91"
Field of view:12.23 x 7.97 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 63.2° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
438 nmVisitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope
Other CCD
Optical
G
475 nmVisitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope
Other CCD
Optical
R
625 nmVisitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope
Other CCD
Optical
Broad Band
555 nmVisitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope
Other CCD