(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Inst: 12.5" f5 Dob

Observer: Scott Hogsten
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: Aug 19,1998 10:10 EDT
Location of site: McConnelsville, Ohio (Lat 39N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" f5 Dob
Magnification: 80x - 125x
Object(s): NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: SCO
Data: mag 12.8  size 2'x1'
Position: RA 17:13.7  DEC -37:06
Even though this planetary was low on the horizon it was easily
visible. At 80x the nebula appeared bright, large, and well
defined. At 125x the structure that gives this nebula it name became
apparent. The nebula appear elongated with some structure visible
giving the appearance that the nebula has a "waist".
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