(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7009 / Saturn Neb - Inst: 10" Starsplitter Newtonian


Observer: Patrick Maloney
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 20/Jul/1998 0510UT
Location of site: Nebraska Star Party (Lat n35, Elev 3000ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" Starsplitter Newtonian
Magnification: x218
Object(s): NGC 7009 / Saturn Neb
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: IV + IIIa
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 8.3  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Extremely bright. A bluish-green colour was immediately apparent. The nebula
is elongated almost E-W. At the tips of the elongation, thin but distinct
"ansae" extend beyond the brightest region of the nebula. There is some
further detail at the limit of visibility, but the only clearly discernible
feature was a dark spot at the eastern end of the nebula.
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