(IAAC) Obj: ABELL 70 - Inst: 13.1" Dobsonian


Observer: Dave Aucoin
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Sept 29, 2000  10:00 PM, EST
Location of site: Myles Standish State Park, MA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 13.1" Dobsonian
Magnification: 158X
Filter(s): UHC / OIII
Object(s): ABELL 70
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Class 4
Constellation: AQL
Data: mag 14.7  SB 13.95  size 45" X 40"
Position: RA 20:32  DEC -07:10
Very faint! Viewed by blinking w/19mm Konig and UHC. W/2X barlow, apparently round with a bright ring. No appearance of galaxy on edge, like picture shows, but edge was brighter when seeing allowed. Faint star seen below nebula. Fainter star at PA 30. No annularity seen.
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