(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6751 - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain


Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998/10/23 01:15 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA (Lat 40.1 N, Elev 570')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain
Magnification: 118x, 202x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6751
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Aquila
Data: mag 12.5  size 20"
Position: RA 19:05.9  DEC -06:00

NGC 6751 is a rather dim planetary nebula located in the depths of southern
Aquila.  I had not looked at this object for some time so after I observed the
carbon star V Aquilae I traveled farther southward.  At 118x (55mm Ploessl) 
NGC 6751 was obviously nonstellar.  Increasing the magnification to 202x (32mm
Koenig-II) produced a better image.  No color was noted.  Among the other 
deep-sky objects that I observed were four more planetary nebulae: NGC 6210, 
M57, NGC 6543, and NGC 7009.

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