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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 3132, Southern Ring Nebula, Eight burst nebula


Type Planetary Nebula 
Position 10 07 02, -40 26 11 
Constellation Vela
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LHaOIIIRGB image. Luminance =35m, Red = Green = Blue =30m. Hydrogen alpha = Oxygen III = 200m  
Description NGC 3132 is a very bright and well known planetary nebula in Vela. The magnitude is 9.87 and the apparent size is 62 x 43 arc seconds. The exciting star is not the prominent one at the centre but a 16th magnitude companion 1.7 arc seconds away.