(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Inst: 4.5" reflector

Observer: Patrick Maloney
Your skills: Intermediate
Date/time of observation: 29 Aug 1984
Location of site: Unknown
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: Unknown
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" reflector
Magnification: 45x, 150x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3a+2
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 9.8 10.44m ctrl star, size 27"x24"
Position: RA: 19:44:48.17  Dec: +50:31:30.4
At medium power (x45) it appears as a small bright disc...
At this power it appeared perfectly circular. At high magni-
fication (x150), a slight elongation was suspected and the
central star was visible.
[The drawing accompanying this description shows the direction
of the suspected elongation in the same orientation as that
drawn in an earlier 1980 observation (and the same as seen in
July of 1998 - see two logs posted earlier).]