(IAAC) Obj: Abell 79 (PK 102-2.1) - Inst: 22" f/4.1 Dob


Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/6/99
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 79 (PK 102-2.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: LAC
Data: mag 15.0v  size 1.'0
Position: RA 22:26  DEC +54:8
118x and an O-III shows this Pn as a medium size, faint, oblong haze
w/ a central hole. The Pn is located in a very pretty starfield (even
with the O-III employed). Faint stars lie to the north with a 14th mag
star to its east. Southern portion is brightest with possible wisp
coming off the ring (not sure though).
Optional related URLs: http://www.mindspring.com/~pleiades7/stars.html
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