The Eskimo Nebula


Haim Huli

Ramat HaKovesh, Israel

Telescope: Meade LX850 12” F8
Mount: ASA DDM60
Camera: QSI583 Mono
Filters: Astrodon LRGB Gen II

This is my first Eskimo photo, it was a very challenging object to photo also it has a very small FOV in the sky.
The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392), also known as the Clown face Nebula or Caldwell 39,
is a bipolar double-shell planetary nebula (PN).
It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1787. The formation resembles a person’s head surrounded by a parka hood.
It is surrounded by gas that composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star. The visible inner filaments are ejected by a strong wind of particles from the central star.
The outer disk contains unusual light-year-long filaments.(Wikipedia)

Photo Details:
3 x 10min Lum
10 x 3min Lum
17min for each RGB (1min sub)
Total Exposure: 111min