(IAAC) Obj: Sanduleak 2-21 - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial
Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 98/29/11 08:28 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA, USA (Lat 40.1, Elev 190 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: >5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial
Object(s): Sanduleak 2-21
Category: Planetary nebula.
Data: mag 12.6 size 40"
Position: RA 08:08.7 DEC -19:14
I observed two of the little known planetary nebulae that are featured in an
article appearing in the January 1999 issue of Sky & Telescope. At 10.6
magnitude IC 2165 in Canis Major, while small, was relatively easy to see
without a nebula filter. Sanduleak 2-21 was a different story, however. Some 10
times larger and 2 magnitudes dimmer this planetary nebula definitely required an
O-III filter. No structure was seen, only an amorphous blob. The 4.4 magnitude
star 16 Puppis is approximately 4' east of Sa 2-21.
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