Southern Ring Nebula, Eight-Burst Nebula (NGC 3132)

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 3132
Type PN
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 10h 07m 01.8s
Declination (J2000.0) -40° 26' 10"
Diameter 1.47 arcmin
Photographic (blue) magnitude 8.2 mag
Visual magnitude 9.2 mag
Metric Distance 0.865 kpc
Identification, Remarks h 3228; GC 2017; PK 272+12.1; ESO 316-PN27; AM 1004-401; CS=10.1, Eight-burst planetary

Finder Chart

The planetary nebula NGC 3132 is located in the constellation Vela and not visible from central Europe. On 18 February it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Southern Ring Nebula, Eight-Burst Nebula (NGC 3132)
Southern Ring Nebula, Eight-Burst Nebula (NGC 3132) in constellation Vela. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 25°

References