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(IAAC) Obj: Eskimo Face Nebula - Inst: Orion 8 inch Newt on Dobsonian Mount



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Observer: Penny Fischer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8 p.m. EST
Location of site:  (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness:  <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 8 inch Newt on Dobsonian Mount
Magnification: 12.5 mm, 26 mm
Filter(s): Orion Ultrablock UHC 
Object(s): NGC 2392 (Eskimo Face Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
My last find tonight was the Eskimo Face planetary nebula in Gemini. I
found it by focusing as well as I could, and looking for that fuzzy
out of focus "star". It's near a pretty bright (about 5th mag) star so
that makes it pretty easy to find.
I had in the past noticed a distinct greenish color, or at least that
is what I remember. However, tonight, the planetary looked a very
definite light blue. I saw no detail, even under higher magnification,
and the size was only about three times as big as an ordinary pinpoint
star.
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