C46 - Hubble?s Variable Nebula
Caldwell 46 (NGC 2261) also known as the Hubble?s Variable Nebula is a diffuse nebula located within the constellation Monoceros.
C46 is best viewed during Winter, is magnitude 9*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 2 x 1' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
- Hubble?s Variable Nebula
- diffuse nebula
- large binoculars
- 2 x 1'
- 06 39.2
- +08 44'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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