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(IAAC) Obj: IC 289 - Inst: 20" f/4.4 Dobsonian



Observer:N.J.Martin
Your skill:Intermediate
Date and UT of observation:1-3 December 1997 00.00-03.00 UT
Location & latitude:near Ayr South West Scotland lat 55 24'56"
Site classification:bright rural
Limiting magnitude (visual):6 (zenith) 
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst):2-3
Moon up (phase?):No
Instrument:20" f4.4 Dobsonian
Magnification:X150, X250
Filters used:None, OIII, UHC
Object: IC289
Category: planetary nebula
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Object data:mag 13.2  , 42"
RA/DE: RA 03 10.3' Dec 61 19' 
Description:A nice, faint round planet like planetary nebula. The uniform
oval disc shows some irregularity in brightness but is not obviously
brighter at the edge. No central star was noted. Best seen with an OIII or
UHC filter.I did not observe it with a prism.
Regrettably since these were found using digital setting circles there is no
finder information for these objects.
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|   nmartin@bonnyton.u-net.com    |
|"There are more things in heaven and earth ... than are dreamt of in your
philosophy"   (Hamlet, Act 1, Sc. 5)  |
Bonnyton House, Ayrshire,Scotland, UK. lat 55 24'56" N long 4 26' 00" W
Altitude 150 m.
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