Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 7662 - Inst: 12.5" f/4.8 dobsonian

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Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:38 AM
Subject: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 7662 - Inst: 12.5" f/4.8 dobsonian

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> Observation Poster: Paul  Money <paul_ohstbucks@msn.com>
> Observer: Paul  Money
> Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
> Date/time of observation: November 12, 2002/ 7pmCST
> Location of site: Lees Summit, MO (Lat , Elev )
> Site classification: Suburban
> Sky darkness: 4.3 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
> Instrument: 12.5"  f/4.8 dobsonian
> Magnification: 59x 157x 314x
> Filter(s): OIII
> Object(s): NGC 7662
> Category: Planetary nebula.
> Class:
> Constellation: And
> Data: mag 7  size .5
> Position: RA :  DEC :
> Description:
> Thanks to some advice I got in an email(thanks Fiske), I was able to
locate the
> position of the Snowball immediately in the binocs.  I had trouble
locating this
> before because of its high position in the sky. At 59x, it clearly showed
> as a small powdery blue disc without any detail. At 157x it appeared to
have a
> slight darkening in the center.  Maybe an illusion, I'm not sure. The
> in the center didnt hold.  It came and went with averted vision.  Maybe I
> holding my breath....(a joke) I detected a slight brightening along the
> south to south east border.  I tried 314x, but the seeing was awful and I
> not detect anything.  The seeing is awful tonight.  I'd like to check this
> out on a night of good seeing for sure.  The moonshine was hitting inside
> tube, which didnt help matters. I tried the OIII filter, but it didnt seem
> make a difference.
> Dark Skies,
> Paul
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