(IAAC) Obj: Minkowski 2-55 - Inst: 22", f/4.1


Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/4/99 
Location of site: Troutdale, VA (Lat , Elev 3400')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7+ <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 22", f/4.1
Magnification: 216x
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): Minkowski 2-55
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: CEP
Data: mag 14.2  size 40"
Position: RA 23:32  DEC +70:23
This Pn is revealed to be a faint and irregular disk at 216x. Averted
vision and hard concentration reveal an internal darkening. A definite
structure is difficult to make out though. Pn is large and grey and
forms a right triangle with a 12th and 13th mag star.
Optional related URLs: http://www.mindspring.com/~pleiades7/stars.html
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