(IAAC) OBS M27 (Dumbell) 12.5" f/4.8 (Lew Gramer, latitude 43o)

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: May 26 04:30UT
Location: Gunstock, NH, USA (43.5oN, 71.3oW)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6.2
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 3
moon up/phase: down
Instrument: 12.5" f/4.8 dob newtonian
Magnification: 55x, 85x
Filters used: none
Object: M27 (Dumbell Nebula)
Category: Planetary Nebula
Constellation: Vulpecula
Object diameter: ?
RA/DE: 19:58 +22.64
Description: Stark divisions above and below center.
Northern lobe slightly brighter? East gap subtended
approx. 40o, West gap approx. 65o. Some nebulosity
detactable nearly 360o around the outer edge.

A beautiful object, worth visiting again and again.

Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer dedalus@alum.mit.edu http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren