(IAAC) Obj: ESO 271snr25 - Inst: 20" f5 dobsonian

Observer: Andrew Murrell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Ilford NSW Australia (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f5 dobsonian
Magnification: 160-700
Filter(s): none
Object(s): ESO 271snr25
Category: Supernova remnant.
Constellation: cent
Data: mag ?  size ?
Position: RA 12:08.24  DEC -52:17.7
ESO271snr25 = PKS1209-52 = GN
This SNR was discovered during the inspection of the quick blue plates
at ESO. It appears as a faint smoke trail near gamma Centaurus. The
nebula is only visible with the assistance of an OIII filter. The
nebula trail is over 30' long with a noticable curve at the northern
end. It appeared to be about 1-1.5' wide. No structure was visible
due to its low surface brightness. I attempted to see the SNR with the
14" scope but it refused to play. A great finder chart is available
from the Atlas of Galatic Nebula on page 96. several other spots of
nebula associated with the SNR are visible on the plate but these
sections are not visible through the Hector.
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