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The Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242) transits in the constellation Hydra at 1 am local time on the 14th February.

NGC 3242



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NGC 3242 The Ghost of Jupiter

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NGC 3242 (also known as the Ghost of Jupiter, PK 261 32,1, ESO 568-PN5 and Caldwell 59) is a magnitude +8.6 planetary nebula located 1400 light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
The nebula is easily seen in amateur telescopes and looks to most observers as a bluish-green blob.
The central star, HD 90255, is at magnitude +12.1

The nebula was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5-cm (18.7-inch) reflector at Datchet, Berkshire,on the 7th February 1785 and catalogued as H IV.27.
The nebula was observed in 1888, by John Louis Emil Dreyer and listed as NGC 3242.

Right Ascension 10h 24m 46.1s, Declination -18 38' 32.6"

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