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(IAAC) Obj: Abell 49 (PK 27-3.1) - Inst: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson



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

Observer: Stathis Kafalis
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2001 June 24
Location of site: 50 km south of Munich /Germany (Lat 48, Elev 700 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 3  <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 5 <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 49 = PK 27-3.1
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Smooth disk w. traces of ring structure
Constellation: Scutum
Data: mag 16.7 (p)  size 35"
Position: RA 18:54  DEC -06:29
Description:
At 168 (15 mm Panoptic) with OIII-filter very faint diffuse blob seen.
Difficult, only with averted vision at 10% of time. Must be of some 
20" diameter. No easy target. 
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