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The Ghost of Jupiter
Ghost of Jupiter, NGC 3242, Caldwell 59
Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 24m 46.1s Dec.-18° 38' 32.6?
Distance: Est 1400- 3900 light years
Apparent magnitude: 8.60
Apparent dimensions: 25"
Image Credit: Bruce Balick and Jason Alexander (U of Washington), Arsen Hajian (U.S. Naval Observatory), Yervant Terzian (Cornell University ), , Mario Perinotto (U of Florence), Patrizio Patriarchi (Arcetri Observatory) and NASA/ESA
Release Date: December 17, 1997
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3242 (also known as the Ghost of Jupiter or Caldwell 59) is a planetary
nebula located in the constellation Hydra.