The Eskimo Nebula


The Eskimo is also known as the Clown Face Nebula and NGC 2392. It is a planetary nebula found in Gemini (The Twins). It shines at magnitude 10, and is 0.7' in size.



This shot was taken at f/6.3 with the 12" LX200, AO7, and ST-8E CCD from my home dome in Monmouth Oregon on March 2, 2002.

Filter Exposure Count Binning
Luminance 25 min 30 x 5 sec 1x1
Red 8 min 16 x 30 sec 1x1
Green 8 min 16 x 30 sec 1x1
Blue 15.5 min 31 x 30 sec 1x1

A little DDP and gamma stretch was applied. Also some heavy streaks due to a bug in my CCD control SW were removed. The bug has also bug fixed.