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Ghost of Jupiter

Eye Nebula, CBS Eye, NGC 3242, PK 261+32.1

Proper NamesGhost of Jupiter, Eye Nebula, CBS Eye
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 3242
Other DesignationsPK 261+32.1
ConstellationHydra
Right Ascension10h 24m 48s
Declination-18° 38' 00"
Distancec.1,400 light years
c.430 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +8.6
Absolute: -0.9
Mean DiameterApparent: 20' 48"
Actual: 16 light years
Associated Star(s)HD 90255
Optimum VisibilityFebruary

A ghostly and faint planetary nebula, the remnant of an ancient supernova, lying in the central regions of the constellation Hydra.

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