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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Inst: 4.5" reflector



Observer: Patrick Maloney
Your skills: Intermediate
Date/time of observation: 31 Aug 1980
Location of site: Unknown
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: Unknown
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" reflector
Magnification: 45x, 150x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3a+2
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 9.8 10.44m ctrl star, size 27"x24"
Position: RA: 19:44:48.17  Dec: +50:31:30.4
Description:
High power reveals a bright stellar nucleus surrounded by a
bright nebular disc. In the direction WNW-ESE, the nebula is
elongated to an oval shape. The outer nebulosity is fainter
than the nuclear disc but is easily visible to direct vision.
[The drawing accompanying this description shows the direction
of the suspected elongation in the same orientation as that
drawn in a later 1984 observation (and the same as seen in
July 1998 - see log posted earlier).]