Re: (IAAC) Object: Sharpless 2-242

Art.. I appreciate your including the personal rating on your observations, as
I kinda just tagged that on to mine at one point and kept it
At 09:50 AM 1/26/99 -0500, Art Russell wrote:
>Observer:  Art Russell
>Your skill:  Intermediate
>Date and UT of observation: 990119   0310-0317UT
>Location & latitude: Lat 34.59, Lon 84.00
>Site classification: Suburban
>Limiting magnitude (visual): 6+
>Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 5
>Moon up (phase?): No
>Weather: Low humidity. Good Sky Contrast.
>Instrument: 18 inch (46cm) F4.9 Tectron Lightweight Dobsonian.
>Magnifications: 250X
>Filters used: OIII and H-beta
>Object: Sharpless 2-242, aka LBN 826
>Constellation: Tau
>Object data: Reflection nebula
>Size(s): 7.1'X6.5'
>Position: RA: 05 51.800 DEC: 27.022222
>Magnitude: r3
>Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  Difficult
>Observation: Very dim object. Only suggested with OIII filter. Best seen
>when scope is shaken. Approximately 6'X3' in apparent size. Very faint, with
>visibility increasing with eye's adaptation at the eyepiece. H-beta filter:
>Visible in H-beta filter. Very faint in the field of view, but more visible
>than with the OIII filter.
>Art Russell
>Atlanta, Georgia
>Member National Deep Sky Observers Society (NDSOS), Webb Society, and
>Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)
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