NGC 246 (The Scull Nebula)

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NGC 246 (The Scull Nebula)

NGC 246 is a planetary nebula in Cetus and roughly 1600 light years distance. The central star is a white dwarf and a binary pair.

Cropped to 40 % of original.

Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.  12 x 600sec + 14 x 900sec.   Sept  2011,  Nov.  2016.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.