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Planetary Nebula NGC 2899: The bright Planetary Nebula in the constellation of Vela was discovered in 1835 by John Herschel.Its curved form seems somewhat strange for a Planetary Nebula, which normally are rotationally symmetrical about one or several axises. NGC 2899 is in a distance of approx. 3000 LY.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

Object Planetary Nebula NGC 2899
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 2899
Constellation Vela
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 2 x 10min L, 4 x 10min each Astrodon LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L,R,G,B
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 17+18 Apr 2010
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