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(IAAC) Obj: IC 418 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newtonian Eq.



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Observer: Chuck Layton
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 31 Jan 98  0700 UT
Location of site: Tacoma, WA (Lat 47 N, Elev 350 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6 Newtonian Eq.
Magnification: 102X , 204X
Filter(s): LPR, none
Object(s): IC 418
Category: Planetary nebula
Class: Type 4
Constellation: Lep
Data: mag 9.3  size 14" x 11"
Position: RA 05:27  DEC -12:42
Description:
The Rain gods saw fit to open the sky for 1 & 1/4 nights!
IC 418 is a small panetary nebula that is easily located due to bright
field stars nearby.  Filters didn't seem to help much.  The central
star was barely visible.  The nebulosity surrounding the star was
slightly oval and blended in with the bighter central area. Grayish
green in color.
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