(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1535 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newtonian Eq.

Observer: Chuck Layton
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1 Feb 98  0330 UT
Location of site: Roy, WA (Lat 47 N, Elev 200ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 8" f/6 Newtonian Eq.
Magnification: 38X, 177X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 1535
Category: Planetary nebula
Class: 4 + 2c
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 9.4  size 20" x 17"
Position: RA 04:14  DEC -12:44
Another relatively easy to locate planetary neb.  Large enough at low
power to differentiate from nearby stars. At high power the central
star is hard to serperate from the small angular bight portion of
nebulosity.  Surrounding this central section was a "seperate", dimmer
oval of gas, uniform in bightness, with a slight extention to the SW.
This gave the appearance of a small bright nebula floating on top of a
larger dimmer one. Interesting to observe.
Shortly after this observation the clouds closed in again.  Living in
the Pacific NW sure makes you appreciate ANY clear night sky!!!
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