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Caldwell 59

C59 - Ghost of Jupiter

Caldwell 59 (NGC 3242) also known as the Ghost of Jupiter is a planetary nebula located within the constellation Hydra.

C59 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 7.8*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 0.3 x 21' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Ghost of Jupiter
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 3242
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.8
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 0.3 x 21'
      1. RA:
      2. 10 24.8
      1. Dec:
      2. -18 38'
      1. Season:
      2. Spring


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

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