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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2371 - Inst: 15" Obsession f/4.5



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Observer: Brad DeMille
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/27/98  9:20 MST
Location of site: Ivins, Utah (Lat 37.4, Elev 3200)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15" Obsession f/4.5
Magnification: 90
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 2371
Category: Planetary nebula
Class: Irregular shape
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 13  size 
Position: RA 7:25  DEC +29:29
Description:
This planetary is quite small and dim.  It was visible in my brothers
8" SCT at 80X as well.  The irregular shape was visible.  More
magnification would probably help bring out the details because of the
small size of the object.  Easier to find because of proximity to
"major" stars of Gemini.
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