Daily Archive: September 3, 2012

The sky on 15 Sept. 2012, 19:30UT, at lat +41 deg

Monthly Skies: September 2012 (North)

The short description below is valid for a latitude of +42 deg. September is a very interesting month for northern observers. Summer is approaching its astronomical end, but the stars visible at the beginning...

NGC 2392, the "Eskimo" nebula

NGC 2392 – Gem

NGC 2392 is a well-known planetary nebula in Gemini, also because of its funny shape, resembling the face of an “eskimo”, hence its nickname. A dying star, evolving now as a white dwarf, is...