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The Eskimo Nebula is a planetary type nebula. It is composed of a shell of gas thrown off by a star nearing the end of its life. It is approximately 3,000 light years distant from the Earth.

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200 GPS telescope with AO-7 Adaptive Optics Unit.

60 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

30 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 1x1 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.