(IAAC) IC 1396 - 56mm binoculars

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 01 November 1991, early morning
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.0 with averted vision
Transparency (1 to 5 - best to worst): ?
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): ?
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: binoculars diam.56mm
Magnification: 8x
Filters used: -
Object: IC 1396
Category: diffuse nebula
Constellation: CEP
Object data: 170'x140'; discovered by Barnard as a nebulous part of the
Milky Way
RA/DE: 21h39.1m, +5730' (2000)
Description: large area more crowded (richer stellar background) to the S
of Mu CEP, comprising one mag7 star, 3 mag8 and some others of mag9-10; the
complete area is elongated NE-SW.
Yann Pothier
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
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