(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC7008, INST: 16" Dob-newt
Observer: Todd Gross
Your skill: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: 08/19/97 0300 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4 (estimated) 4(est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 5
Moon up (phase?): Yes, full, towards horizon
Instrument: 16",dob-newt 96%, 99% coatings- f/4.59, fl 1865mm-Pegasus
Filters used: OIII, UHC
Constellation: Vicinity of Cygnus
Object data: Planetary
Although just a splash of light in low power observation, using the
UHC filter and 266x, I was able to see, especially with averted vision,
an open ring, moderately large in size, with an irregular, clumpy nature.
Size was just a bit larger than M57, the ring nebula, but much dimmer.
Seemingly open on the south side, where two bright stars trailed
away from the planetary. So, it takes on an upside down U appearance.
Note.. the moon was out for this observation, and near full. High power
did produce a lot of detail despite this.
BOSTON TV METEOROLOGIST TODD GROSS
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