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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6543 - Inst: 30" f4 dob



Mark,
I think you see the small galaxy NGC 6552. Its a Mag 13.6, listed as faint,
pretty small, irregular. Anyone else?
Clear skies,
Adam
At 02:59 AM 3/28/98 -0500, you wrote:
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>Observer: Mark Birkmann
>Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
>Date/time of observation: 3-36-98, 3:30 am CST
>Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat N 38, Elev ~700')
>Site classification: Rural
>Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
>Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
>Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
>Instrument: 30" f4 dob
>Magnification: 87, 175, 269, 390
>Filter(s): none
>Object(s): NGC 6543
>Category: Planetary nebula.
>Class: 
>Constellation: Draco
>Data: mag   size 
>Position: RA 17:58  DEC +66:38
>Description:
>Bright blue-green at lower powers, turning mostly green at higher powers.  The
>central star was easily visible.  The oval shape was obvious at all powers but 
>at 390x the southern edge was seen to be irregular with a comma shaped 
>projection.  Of interest was a dim, diffuse, hazy patch of nebulousity
about 60 
>seconds west of ngc 6543.  The nebulousity was about twice the diameter of the 
>planetary.  It was near the apex of a triangle of dim stars and about two
thirds 
>of the way to the nearest bright field star to the west of ngc 6543.  This 
>object is not plotted in Sky Atlas 2000.  Can anyone tell me what this object 
>is?  I have observed ngc 6543 many times over the years and never noticed any 
>other nebulousity in the field.  
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