(IAAC) Obj: Abell 82 (PK 114-4.1) - Inst: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson


Observation Poster: Stathis Kafalis <dobsonstathis@planet-interkom.de>

Observer: Stathis Kafalis
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2001 Aug 15
Location of site: German Alps (Lat 48, Elev 1300 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 3- <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 4 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson
Magnification: 168
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): Abell 82 = PK 114-4.1
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Irregular w. traces of ring structure
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Data: mag 12.7 (vis)  size 95"
Position: RA 23:46  DEC +57:04
At 79x (32 mm WF) at this position some star clustrering enbedded in a 
faint hazy glow.
At 168 (15 mm Panoptic) there appears a nice big planetary of at lest 1.5'
diameter. Roundisch appearance, further extended to the NW and darker to the SE.
Diffuse edge. Next to the central star another 14mag star SE from the 
center involved.
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