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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6217 - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount



I enjoyed your log of this peculiar (even "Arpish")
little object, Dave! I logged this same object for
one of the very earliest posts to the IAAC, under a
pitch-black rural sky in Maine, as follows:
 >Data: mag 11.2  size 3'
 >RA/DE: 16h32m  +78o12m
 >Description: Showed a clear central condensation,
 >probably the core. Also showed elongation to NW-SE,
 >and a slight "tail" or angle on the NW lobe. Despite
 >its low magnitude and small size, this object is an
 >easy find, for it forms a nice equilateral triangle
 >with Eta and Zeta Ursae Minoris.
That very distinct "tail" caught my eye that night,
though I've failed on a couple of later occasions to
repeat that same observation. Do others have logs of
this or similar elusive "peculiarities" to share?
Clear skies!
Lew
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