(IAAC) IC 1295 - 8" F/10

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Object: IC 1295 (PK 025-04.2; PN G025.4-04.7; ARO 8)
Category: planetary nebula
Constellation: SCT
Object data: Vmag=13.5; Bmag=15.0; 90"x80" (107"x87" for IDB); type IV;
central star of Bmag=15.0; discovered by Safford before 1888 (as a PN by
Curtis in 1919).
RA/DE: 18h54.6m, -0850' (2000)
Date and UT of observation: 07 August 1991, evening ?
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.4 with averted vision (20% of the time)
Transparency (1 to 5 - best to worst): 2
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): ?
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8"/203mm, F/10
Magnification: 87-145x
Filters used: UHC, OIII
Description: at 87x, small nebulous area (large for a PN), faint even with
UHC filter, near NGC 6712 (dist 27'); mag11 star against the W border,
better seen through OIII filter, faint stars around; at 100x, faint PN,
medium sized (UHC); at 145x + UHC, faint and diffuse, with quite sharp
edges; without UHC, very faint, without defined limits.
Yann Pothier
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
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