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#1 SteelStar

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

An example of a planetary nebula embedded in an open cluster. Both share the same NGC number with the "A" to describe one or the other. This pair, if not located so far South (-36 40) in the little observed constellation of Pyxis, would be better known.

 

I managed to view these objects with some difficulty between some trees as far against my fence as I could get. The faint sparse cluster is just discernible as such but the presence of the planetary makes it a worthwhile target. The planetary was a fairly bright glow and seemed to have a very subtle green color although I'm not sure about that.

 

Although not as good as M46 with its planetary NGC 2438, the faint background sparkle of the cluster make a nice backdrop for the planetary. Indeed this cluster/planetary combo may actually be associated.

 

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

Very nice sketch Clint, this is a nice pair and not so difficult to observe. Thanks for sharing it!

 

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#3 niteskystargazer

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:48 PM

Clint,

 

Nice sketch of  NGC 2818 / A smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

Oh, this is a lovely sight! I wasn't aware of this open cluster, but that's probably because it's too low in my sky.

Great impression!

 

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#5 Randolph Jay

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:01 AM

That is a beautiful sketch!  I too was unaware of this cluster/pn combination since it is also too low in my sky to view. :(!

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

Oh my... bigshock.gif  This is simply incredible, Clint!!! bow.gifbow.gifbow.gif

 

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#7 frank5817

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

Clint,

 

This is an excellent sketch.

Very well done.

 

Frank :)



#8 clay1022

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

That is a very nice sketch Clint, and i appreciate the lengths at which you went to capture this beauty!

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