(IAAC) Obj: Abell 24 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian on Bigfoot German EQ

Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 12 Feb 1999
Location of site: Salome, Arizona USA (Lat +34, Elev 3000 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument:  13"  f/5.6 Newtonian on Bigfoot German EQ 
Magnification: 100X, 220X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): Abell 24
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: CMI
Data: mag 13.6  size 265 arcsec
Position: RA 07:52  DEC +03:00
At 100X this planetary was extremely faint, pretty large, round and not brighter
in the middle.  The UHC helps the contrast, but this faint nebula was
never held steady.  I would estimate that I only saw it about 30 percent
of the time.  Covering my head with a dark cloth, even at a dark site,
was some help.  Still an object that is at the limit of the 13 inch.
It is also known as PK 217+14.1.
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