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Herschel 400 Catalog

NGC 3242 (Herschel 149) - Ghost of Jupiter

NGC 3242 (Herschel 149), also known as Ghost of Jupiter, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Hydra. NGC 3242 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 9, and can be viewed with large binoculars.

NGC 3242 is also listed in the Caldwell Catalog as C59.

      1. Herschel #:
      2. 149
      1. NGC:
      2. 3242
      1. Name:
      2. Ghost of Jupiter
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. Caldwell reference:
      2. C59
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9
      1. Season:
      2. Spring
      1. RA:
      2. 10h 24.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. -18° 38'

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