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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6826 - Inst: 12.5" f5 Dob



That was a cool set of logs, Scott! I especially enjoyed your look at NGC 6703: 
you saw near as much detail with a 12" in suburban Ohio as I did with a 20" in 
the rural Berkshire Mountains - pretty darn good!
(Check out the old log at:
  http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren/netastrocatalog/msg00241.html
)
BTW, on that "Blinking Planetary" in Cygnus - next time you get a peak at it, 
look for a fairly bright central star. With the right magnification, that 
central star will seem to "blink" in and out of visibility: you'll see it 
easily with averted vision. But then if you switch to looking straight at it, 
it'll seem to disappear - a pretty neat effect!
By the way, what other planetaries have folks seen this effect with?
Clear skies, and keep those great logs coming from Buckeye country!
Lew Gramer

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