(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1788 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian German Eq.


Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Jan 98
Location of site: Quartzsite, Arizona, USA (Lat +33, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9/10 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6  Newtonian  German Eq.
Magnification: 150X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): NGC 1788
Category: Emission nebula
Constellation: ORI
Data: mag 9  size 2'X2'
Position: RA 05:06  DEC -03:21
Bright, pretty large, elongated 2X1 in PA 135, irregular shape, 10th mag
star at North end of nebulosity, a bright non-stellar spot at the South
end of the nebula.  Both brightenings are about 9th mag.  There are 
several other pretty faint stars involved within the nebula.  The UHC
filter does NOT help--actually makes the nebula less contrasty.  If we
are giving out names, this one is the "Peanut nebula", it has exactly
the shape of two peanuts in their shell.
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