NGC 3132
DSS image of NGC 3132
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 3132, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 3132
Eightburst Planetary Nebula, Southern Ring Nebula

Type  Planetary Nebula
Magnitude  8
Size  1.4' x 0.8'
Right Ascension  10h 7' 1.7"  (2000)
Declination  40° 26' 12" S
Constellation  Vela
Description  !! Planetary, vB, vL, lE *9m
Classification  4(2)
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Mar 2, 2019    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 175x

Beautiful planetary nebula! bright, with a very bright central star, notable green color, an obviuous annular structure

Andrew Cooper
Feb 10, 2013    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 262x

A big, bright planetary, a brilliant central star in the center of a 2' halo, the outer edge notably brighter, the bright central star creating an illusion of a darker center, slightly green in color
Other Data Sources for NGC 3132
Nearby objects for NGC 3132
2 objects found within 120'
Parabola q Velorum
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at

NGC 3132