Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6826 - Inst: 12.5" f5 Dob
Interestingly though I could not see 6702. I really worked this galaxy, I
thought that I had observed it last week but came back for a second look,
spent some time and saw a lot more detail. I noticed that you also saw a
dust lane which confirms my observation. The dust lane was difficult but it
kept popping in an out of my view. It also helped that the galaxy was
nearly straight up and the air was steady.
> From: Lew Gramer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog - Discussion
> Cc: me <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6826 - Inst: 12.5" f5 Dob
> Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 2:05 PM
> That was a cool set of logs, Scott! I especially enjoyed your look at NGC
> you saw near as much detail with a 12" in suburban Ohio as I did with a
> the rural Berkshire Mountains - pretty darn good!
> (Check out the old log at:
> BTW, on that "Blinking Planetary" in Cygnus - next time you get a peak at
> look for a fairly bright central star. With the right magnification, that
> central star will seem to "blink" in and out of visibility: you'll see it
> easily with averted vision. But then if you switch to looking straight at
> it'll seem to disappear - a pretty neat effect!
> By the way, what other planetaries have folks seen this effect with?
> Clear skies, and keep those great logs coming from Buckeye country!
> Lew Gramer