(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7009 (Saturn Nebula) - Inst: 14" SCT

[Again, pardon repost - this is the last of the "lost logs". -Lew]

Observer: Remo Morone
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: Sep,1 1999, 21 UT
Location of site: Colle del Gran San Bernardo, Aosta, Italy (Lat +46, Elv 2400m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 14" SCT
Magnification: 244, 325, 434x
Filter(s): None, OIII
Object(s): NGC 7009 (Saturn Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: AQR
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Beautiful object. Very bright blob with spikes coming out of a flattened disk.
The disk is not smooth and exibhits some shades. Central star not so obvious,
but clearly visible because of the high surface brightness of the nebula. OIII
filter gives a somehow different image, but the object doesn't change
dramatically. After this observation my girlfriend was frozen (up in the
mountains can get very cold by night! -never forget some hot tea-) and I had to
come back.
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