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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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NGC 2440 ()

NGC 2440 (M 0) is a planetary nebula and in the constellation of Poop Deck. It is also known as the . It is approximately 4,000 lightyears away from earth.
NGC 2440 is a planetary nebula which is nice to observe in telescopes. Planetary nebulas are usually only a few hundred or thousand years old. As the gas moves out into space at high velocities, it will at one point become so thin it won't be visible anymore. Eventually, the gas will form new stars and planets.
Right ascension
7h 42m 6.96s (115.52900°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
11.5 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
4,0004,000 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Puppis (Poop Deck)
It was named on:
February 8, 2022
It was named by:
Grand'?.! Canyon'a
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Photograph of NGC2440.
Image credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
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