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(IAAC) NGC 6828 Blinking Planetary Nebula



Name of observer: Penny Fischer
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Your observing skills then:  Intermediate
Date/time of observation:  (UT? EST?) 7/2/00 9 p.m. EDT
Site type:  RuralExurbanSuburbanUrban: Surburban
Location:  (Latitude  Elevation ) Englishtown New Jersey
Sky darkness:  4.5 l.m.
Seeing ("twinkling"):  (  1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best) 7.0
Moon presence:  None - moon not in sky
Instrument (aperture, f/#, mount, etc): 12,5 inch Discovery Dobsonian ("Behometh")
Powers(s) used: 150 X  - Filter(s) None
Object(s) (M#, NGC#, name(s), etc): Blinking Planetary Nebula NGC 6828
Object(s) category (all that apply): Planetary nebula
Constellation: Cyg
Object(s) data: mag  8.8 mag with an 11th magnitude central star.
Had a lot of fun with the Blinking Planetary last night after viewing some doubles nearby
in Cygnus! The blinking effect was VERY neat and very apparent.
Look straight at this planetary and you see a magnitude 11 or so star, stark against a
black sky background.  Look away just a fraction of a millimeter, and you see a VERY
bright hazy round nebula surrounding and almost obliterating the star. You can very
slightly alter your vision to off center to keep seeing the planetary coming in and out of
view.  In our 12.5 inch it was a very bright almost solid patch of nebulosity.  Really
cool.
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