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Scanning4Comets
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NGC-2440
      #5634242 - 01/21/13 12:52 AM Attachment (49 downloads)

I could have went outside, but it was -14C and I didn't want to freeze my buns off! So I observed through my back room window and saw M-41, M-42, M-46, M-47 and NGC-2438 & for the first time I saw NGC-2440 in Puppis.

I star hopped with my 34mm ES and then looked at it with my 10mm and 7mm Pentax XW's using my 2" Orion Ultrablock filter. I wish I had of cranked up the power to see some sort of a shape, but images through the window are always less than perfect, so I stuck with 160x with the 7mm XW.

Hopefully I can get to a darker site right outside to see this planetary nebula again at a higher power as well.

Cheers,


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HellsKitchen
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Reged: 09/05/08

Loc: Melbourne Australia
Re: NGC-2440 new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5634697 - 01/21/13 10:50 AM

Viewed at high power in good seeing, NGC 2440 looks like an alien face staring right back at you.

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Lane
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Reged: 11/19/07

Loc: Frisco, Texas
Re: NGC-2440 new [Re: HellsKitchen]
      #5635970 - 01/21/13 11:36 PM

There are some cool looking star patterns all around this object too.

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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: NGC-2440 new [Re: Lane]
      #5643914 - 01/26/13 08:02 AM

Very nice sketch of NGC 2440 with your 10". It is an object with good contrast, it supports well high magnifications. I have made a sketch with my 15 "very similar to yours but with two lateral reinforcing in the inner region at 462x.
http://splendeursducielprofond.over-blog.com/pages/Sorties_Astro-7210854.html...

cheers

Edited by Laurent Ferrero (01/26/13 08:04 AM)


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Happy Birthday Achernar
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Reged: 02/25/06

Loc: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Re: NGC-2440 new [Re: HellsKitchen]
      #5643993 - 01/26/13 09:07 AM

I have made out the peanut shaped, brighter inner region, with the peculiar looking and fainter outer shell around it. It definitely is not a simple disk, it seems to be a bi-polar nebula much like M-76. I've seen it's structure at 227X with the 15-inch in the middle of western Mobile Al.

Taras


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Feidb
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Reged: 10/09/09

Loc: Nevada
Re: NGC-2440 new [Re: Achernar]
      #5644074 - 01/26/13 10:04 AM

The last time I saw it was in 2008 with my home-built 16-inch f/6.4 at 96X. I saw a bright blue ball, slightly distorted. I saw pretty much the same thing in 2005 at 70X. Magnification was probably too low. I know it was a pretty sight though. I need to revisit it at higher magnifications and under better observing conditions so I can draw out more detail.

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Scanning4Comets
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Re: NGC-2440 new [Re: Feidb]
      #5648735 - 01/28/13 05:12 PM

Nice sketch Laurent! And a big thanks for the replies after that! I'm going to try more power on it when the skies get better here!

Cheers,


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