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Caldwell 2

C2 - Bow-Tie Nebula

Caldwell 2 (NGC 40) also known as the Bow-Tie Nebula is a planetary nebula located within the constellation Cepheus.

C2 is best viewed during Fall, is magnitude 12*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 0.6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Bow-Tie Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 40
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 12
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 0.6'
      1. RA:
      2. 00 13.0
      1. Dec:
      2. +72 32'
      1. Season:
      2. Fall


    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.

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