(IAAC) NGC 6781 - 8" F/10

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 6781 (PK 041-02.1; PN G041.8-02.9; ARO 32)
Category: planetary nebula
Constellation: AQL
Object data: Vmag=11.4; Bmag=11.8; >109"; type IIIB+III; central star of
Vmag=16.2; discovered by Herschel in 1830; ELCAT: [OIII, 496+501nm] = 13 x
[Hbeta, 486nm].
RA/DE: 19h18.44m, +0632.5' (2000.0)
Date and UT of observation: 31 July 1989, ...
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.0
Transparency (1 to 5 - best to worst): 1
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8"/203mm  f/10
Magnification: 145x
Filters used: -

Description: at 80x, easily seen, round and of medium brightness; at 145x,
higher contrast, slightly brighter zone on one side; faint stars around.

Yann Pothier
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE

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