(IAAC) Obj: Abell 36 also PK318+41.1 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian

Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Apr 1998
Location of site: Sentinel Arizona (Lat +33, Elev 1500 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <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 Newtonian
Magnification: 100x, 150X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): Abell 36  also PK318+41.1
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 13  size 478"X281"
Position: RA 13:40  DEC -19:53
At 100X in the 13" scope this low surface brightness planetary was only 
suspected.  Going to 150X is was extremely faint, pretty large, round,
and not brighter in the middle.  This was a tough object, only really
seen with averted vision.  I could hold it with direct vision about 20%
of the time as a fuzzy, dim spot.  The UHC filter was no help.
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