Basic object information
Name: NGC 2371/2
Type of object: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 13.0
Size: 1.2'x0.9'
Magnitude of central star: 12.5
Object classification: 3a(4)
Description: pB,S,R,bMN,f of Dneb
Notes: faint double-lobed planetary,use filter,PK189+19.1

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 07h 25m 33.0s
Declination: +29 29' 01"

Constellation: Gemini

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 30/31.12.2003 1:50

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 246x

Filter: deepsky

Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: ~5

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 4

Height: 57
Visuality: II
Weather: -9C, no moon

Pretty bright planeteary nebula which is divided to two parts. W-part (NGC 2372) is brighter and it has a stellar nucleus but its not a central star which should be in the middle. I didn't the c*, which is 12,5 mag. E-part (NGC 2371) is much fainter and larger than W-part. It has also a brigher nucleus surrounded with a fainter halo. Hourglass structure is clear and nebula minds me of M76. Pretty nice plantetary for these skies. I think OIII or UHC would help a lot.

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