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(IAAC) Obj: Sh2-276 (Barnard's Loop), Rosette - Inst: 70mm f/6.8 Pronto, unaided eye



[Bruce is no longer with our list, but I thought his fine
 observation was worth Archiving among our logs! -Lew]
Observer: Bruce Jensen
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: Late Fall
Location of site: Fremont Peak, CA
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: good <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: fair <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 70mm f/6.8 Pronto
Magnification: unknown
Filter(s): H-Beta
Object(s): Sh2-276 (Barnard's Loop)
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag FT 2.05m*  size 600x30
Position: RA 0548, Dec +0101
Description:
Mel Bartels <mbartels@efn.org> wrote:
>I've never seen Barnard's Loop, but a few amateurs have
>reported this.  Unaided eye observing is a lot of fun
>and very rewarding - I encourage all to to try, and to
>spend time practicing the ability.
--
Some friends and I have seen Barnard's Loop using an H-Beta filter and a 
Pronto late last fall at Fremont Peak in California; it appeared as a 
faint strand that could be traced several degrees along the eastern edge 
of Orion.  We did not try to see it naked eye or using a filter. I have 
occasionally tried this technique on such objects as the Rosette and 
North America Nebulae - the NA is pretty easy in most dark skies, but 
the Rosette has always stymied me with or without a filter.
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