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(IAAC) Obj: PK118+ 2.1 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 "Bigfoot" German Eq. mount



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Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Jan 98
Location of site: Sentinel, AZ (Lat +33, Elev 1800 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 "Bigfoot" German Eq. mount
Magnification: 150X, 220X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): PK118+ 2.1
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 12.9  size 120"
Position: RA 00:07  DEC +64:58
Description:
After spending some time with the better known objects in Cas, let's try 
a tougher planetary.  I was able to find the location of this object at
100X, but there was nothing there.  Going to 150X and using the UHC 
filter I saw it as extremely faint, pretty small, round and not brighter
in the middle.  It is definatly not much at any power.  This is on an
excellent night, using a hood to cover my head for maximum contrast and
dark adaption.
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