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
>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
I think that the "blinking" effect is even more prominent with NGC 2392,
the Eskimo Nebula.
Dave Mitsky

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