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(IAAC) Obj: M27 - Inst: 220mm f/5 Newtonian



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Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998 September 21/22 21:45UT
Location of site: Weardale, UK. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: I / II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 220mm f/5 Newtonian
Magnification: x88
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M27
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: -
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
I maintain that this can be one of the most breathtaking sights in the
sky.  Tonight's great clarity meant it was a must, and at x88 it
dominated the field.  Instead of the usual dumb-bell, I imagine this
as a fuzzy bow tie surrounded by a faint disc of light.....but then my
imagination's never been great.  It's in a pleasant sprinkling of
stars, and I would say it appeared greenish, but then most things do -
eye sensitivity etc.
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