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.
- Ghost of Jupiter
- planetary nebula
- 0.3 x 21'
- 10 24.8
- -18 38'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.