(IAAC) Obj: N7538 - 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
Category: Emission nebula.
Data: mag -- size 9'x6'
Position: RA : DEC :
If my references didn't tell me differently, I would bet my life that
this dso was a planetary!! 'Central star' (along with one other star)
are within the nebula. It also has structure indicative to a planetary
when the O-III is employed. The object is basically a round, uniform
haze. Within the nebula there is a backwards "S" pattern which closely
resembles a dumbell shap.e In fact, this object does remind me of M27
in ways. Great object!
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