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Re: (IAAC) NGC 4216



Yea, it's IC 2118 in Eridanus. Easy to find, but not easy to see.  It's
thought to be illuminated by Rigel in Orion!  It's huge.  It is in
MegaStar, in fact it's listed on my MegaStar database by name.  I have the
latest version, maybe that's why.
Try your lowest power, with either a Lumicon Deep Sky for Orion Ultrablock.
 Forget the OIII on this one.
Good luck.
Kent Blackwell
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> From: Nick Martin <nmartin@bonnyton.u-net.com>
> To: netastrocatalog-announce@latrade.com
> Subject: Re: (IAAC) NGC 4216
> Date: Saturday, February 06, 1999 12:13 PM
> 
> At 10:16 AM 2/6/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hello, Nick. I'm Kent Blackwell in Virginia Beach, VA USA.  I last
looked
> >at N4216 with a 12-1/2" f/6 back in March of 1992, and remember seeing
it
> >as gorgeous in my 6" f/6 Celestron Newtonian telescope.  What a
wonderful
> >area surrounding it as well.  Page 193 of my Uranometria is filled with
> >notes.  Great field around this stunning galaxy.
> >
> >I just observed the Witchead Nebula in Eridanus last night.  It's eluded
me
> >previously, but managed to see it at 90x with my 16" f/6.2 and a Lumicon
> >Deep Sky filter.  Normally I like the OIII filter, but the Deep Sky was
> >best on this.  Looks like a faint California Nebula.
> >
> >Kent Blackwell
> >Virginia Beach, VA
> >
> >----------
> Hi Kent,
> Nice to hear from you. 
> Sounds like a fascinating object the Witchead do you have an NGC/ IC for
it
> as the name isn't in Megastars data base and I may get a clear night.
> Clear skies
> Nick
> Nick Martin, Bonnyton House, By Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EW ,Scotland, UK.
>  Latitude 55 24'56" Longtitude 4 26' 00".
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