(IAAC) Obj: Abell 46 (PK 55-16.1) - Inst: 22" f/4.1 Dob


Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/5/99
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 Dob
Magnification: 118x
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): Abell 46 (PK 55-16.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Lyra
Data: mag 14.8v  size 1.'2
Position: RA 18:31  DEC +26:9
An O-III filter reveals a pretty faint disk. A dark region seems to
reside within the Pn with possible "averted imagination". Higher power
does not help. Little detail other than that.
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