NGC 2818

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Object data of NGC2818

Object type: Planetary nebula
Size: 2'
Magnitude: 11.9 mag
Constellation: Pyx
Distance: 10,400 Ly
Notes: NGC 2818 is a planetary nebula located in the southern constellation Pyxis. Curiously, NGC 2818 seems to lie within an open star cluster, NGC 2818A, that is some 10,000 light-years distant. But accurate velocity measurements show that the nebula's own velocity is very different from the cluster's member stars. The result is strong evidence that NGC 2818 is only by chance found along the line of sight to the star cluster and so may not share the cluster's distance or age.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-06
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 24x2m / R 6x2m / G 6x2m / B 6x2m
Exposure time total: 1h 24m
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl