(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2371 - Inst: 36" f/5 Newt. Tom Clark's "Yard Scope"


Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Oct 95
Location of site: McDonald Obs. Texas (Lat +30, Elev 5000 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 36" f/5 Newt.  Tom Clark's "Yard Scope"
Magnification: 240X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 2371
Category: Planetary nebula
Constellation: GEM
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
In a large aperture this planetary is bright, pretty large, elongated,
bipolar and has a central star in the middle.  There is a very faint
bridge of nebulosity between the two brighter sections, with the star
between the two.  The southwest section is noticably brighter that the
northeast portion.  The nebula is grey in color.
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