(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7009 - Inst: 8" F/6 Newton on alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10-11-1998  21.35 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Newton on alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X, 203X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 7009
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 8.0  size 25"
Position: RA 21:04  DEC -11:04
Easily found nebula near nu Aqr appearing almost starlike at low powers.
going to higher powers revealed a very bright, round, featureless
white disc almost like a planet.
The central star of NGC 7009 was not seen by me although it should be bright
enough at mag 11.5, but it is probably overwhelmed by the light of the 
nebula itself.
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