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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 1555, Hind's Variable Nebula - Inst: 40" f/5 dob



Mark G.Birkmann wrote:
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> Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 11/16/99, early morning
> Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700')
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
> Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
> Magnification: lowest power 125x
> Filter(s): OIII, H-beta, Orion Ultrablock
> Object(s): NGC 1555, Hind's Variable Nebula
> Category: Reflection nebula.
> Class:
> Constellation: Taurus
> Data: mag ?  size 1.0 x 2.0
> Position: RA 4:21m 56.4s  DEC +19:32' 03"
> Description:
> This is the third time this month I've attempted to observe this object with no
> luck.  This time I almost had myself convinced I was seeing an evenly illuminated
> diffuse glow around T Tauri with a slight brightening to the north and a small
> darker area to the north east.  But I think it was actually a combination of
> wishful thinking and glare from T Tauri combined with my astigmatism.  I did not
> try any filters but have recently read where Jay Freeman observed this nebula
> with a C-14 and Orion Ultrablock filter.  Has anyone else had any luck with NGC
> 1555?
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Mark,
Another ASH member and I tried for well over an hour to see some nebulosity around T
Tauri about five years ago using a 17" classical Cassegrain and were completely
unsuccessful.
Dave Mitsky
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