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NGC 3132 The Eight Burst Nebula
Imaged by Martin S. Ferlito
Gstar-EX Integrating Video Camera
8" Schmidt-Cassegrain on Vixen GP Mount, Stepper Driven.

NGC 3132 (Eight-burst Nebula / Southern Ring Nebula) is a bright and extensively studied planetary nebula in the constellation Vela. From the available spectroscopic data, presently the observed gas shell is expanding at about 24 kms-1. Distance is estimated to be about 2,000 light years from Earth.

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