(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6572 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6/19/1999  00.10 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: I-II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): NGC 6572
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 8.1  size 8"
Position: RA 18:12  DEC +06:51
This nebula look like a very green star that appears slightly out of focus at
203X. It is definitely non stellar with averted vision. Using an OIII filter
confirms its identity as a planetary providing more contrast and making NGC
6572 very bright in a much dimmer starfield.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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