(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2392 (Eskimo Nebula) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 1/10/1999  23.05 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2392 (Eskimo Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 9.1  size 13" X 44"
Position: RA 07:29  DEC +20:55
Very bright and small planetary, NGC 2392 sppears starlike with direct vision
(Central star?) but comes alive with averted vision.
Bright nucleus surrounded by a bright halo, it forms an attractive double
with a nearby star.
Using high powers keeps the nebula visible even with direct vision, but
the view is far better with averted vision. I suspected a dark spot or
lane towards the north of the central star, although it could have been an
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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