Basic object information

Object name: NGC 3132
Popular name: Eight-Burst Nebula
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 9.2
Size: 1.5'
Magnitude of central star: 10.1
Object classification: 4(2)
Description: !! Planetary,vB,vL,lE *9m
Notes: Eight-Burst Nebula; actual central star is 15.8 mag

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 10h 07m 00.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -40 26' 00"

Constellation: Vela

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.2.2005 2:15

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 214x

Filter: UHC

Field: 14'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 21
Visuality: II
Weather: +10C, windy

Eight-Burst Nebula. Bright, roundish planetary nebula which is much brighter in the middle.