(IAAC) Obj: gn - Inst: 20" f5 dobsonian


Observer: Andrew Murrell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Ilford NSW Australia (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f5 dobsonian
Magnification: 160-700
Filter(s): none
Object(s): gn
Category: Reflection nebula.
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag ?  size ?
Position: RA 17:45.13  DEC -32:08.5
I discovered this faint reflection nebula while looking for Terzan 6. It is a
small faint haze superimposed over a 13.5 magnitude star. The star is slightly
offset to the southwest. A 15.5 magnitude star is positioned in the middle of 
the nebula No other structure is visible, though the nebula does appear to be
fan shaped. The nebula is visible in a 14" scope with direct vision and was 
glimpsed with a 12". The nebula is positioned only 5 arc minutes northwest of 
Terzan 6. A photo of the area taken from the ESO schmidt plate helped in 
identifing the nebula. The designation was found in the Atlas of galatic nebula
vol 3 page 169. 
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