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(IAAC) Obj: IC 418 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Dobsonian



[Since the list is pretty quiet right now, and I don't have time this
week to transcribe my own recent observations, I'll be reposting some
old ones that have sat in my "listadmin's inbox" for a while. Enjoy!
-Lew]
Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced
Date/time of observation: Early 1990s
Location of site: Quartzsite, Arizona, USA (Lat +33N)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: Unknown
Seeing: Unknown
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 100x, 270x, 440x
Filter(s): 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:
Hi, Chuck (Layton)!
I observed IC 418 several years ago in my 13" f/5.6.  At 100X it was
just barely recognized as non-stellar.  Going to 270X I called it:
pretty bright, small, round and the central star was easy.  At high
power it was a nice greenish glow around an easy central star.
This planetary does have pretty high surface brightness.