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(IAAC) Minkowski 1-92 / 8-inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 21 July 93, ab23h00UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6,3
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 2
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade 8inch F/10
Magnification: 145x
Filters used: no
Object: Minkowski 1-92 (Footprint nebula)
Category: diffuse nebula
Constellation: CYG
Object data:  12"x6"- reflection nebula
RA/DE: 19h36.3m, +2933'
Description: looks stellar below 145x; nebulous object quite bright, round
and very small at 290x (about 10" in diam.); UHC filter doesn't help; a
mag12 star is 25"W and a mag11 star at 2.5'NNE.

I can provide a scanned drawing of Mi 1-92 to anyone who can read the
binhex encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes with other
configurations...



Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme