(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7662 - Inst: 30" f/4, dob


Observer: Mark Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/9/99 at 8:10 UT
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat N 38, Elev ~700')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30" f/4, dob
Magnification: 129x-470x
Filter(s): O-III, Orion Ultrablock, H-beta
Object(s): NGC 7662
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Andromeda
Data: mag 8.5  size 30"
Position: RA :  DEC :
A bright "horseshoe" was seen in the center and 
another bright area was seen below the horseshoe.  The
end of the horseshoe opposite the open end appeared to
be flattened.  The rest of the nebula was fairly evenly
illuminated except that the center was slightly darker.
The central star was not seen at any power.  The nebula
was greenish-blue at 257x, and bluish-green at 470x. 
No filter was used.  A sketch can be seen at

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