(IAAC) Obj: NGC 40 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian on GEM
Observer: Steve Coe
Your skill: Advanced
Date and UT of observation: Fall 1997
Location & latitude: Quartzsite, AZ, USA (Lat 33N)
Site classification: Rural
Limiting magnitude (visual):
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst):
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian on GEM
Magnification: 220x, 330x
Filters used: None, UHC, OIII.
Object: NGC 40
Category: Planetary nebula
Object data: mag 10.7, size 1.0'x0.7', brightest star 11.5
RA/DE: RA 00:13, Dec +72:32 (J2000.0)
(To Randy Moench:)
I agree that NGC 40 is a planetary that will show some detail.
In my 13" at 220x and 330X it shows a "polar cap" of brighter
nebulosity at the edge of the disk. This has been a favorite
on clear Fall nights for many years.