NGC 2022

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NGC 2022
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 2022.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 5h 42m 6.2s[1]
Declination +9° 5′ 10.8″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.80
Apparent dimensions (V) 28"
Constellation Orion
Notable features -with circle shape
Designations PK 196-10 1[1]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 2022 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Orion. In medium-sized amateur telescopes it looks like small grayish patch of light. It is not very bright but it is still easy to spot it in the eyepiece. It has an apparent size of 0.65 arcminutes.[2]

NGC 2022 taken at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter (Tucson, AZ) using the 0.8m Schulman Telescope. Image courtesy Adam Block.


  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 2022. Retrieved 2007-04-17.
  2. ^ "NGC Objects: NGC 2000 - 2049".