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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2467 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newt



Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 16 April 1999 
Location of site: Sentinel Star Gaze, AZ (Lat 45 n, Elev 100m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 (1-10, 10 best)
Seeing: 7 (1-10, 10 best)
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 Newt
Magnification: 
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): NGC 2467
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: E
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 9.2m*; size 8x7
Position: 075220.8 -262628
Description:
Sentinel Star Gaze 99 - Big Success
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As I put the 13 incher on NGC 2467, a nebula in Puppis, I
realize that it is a special night.  The seeing is excellent
and I am using 220X on an object that has a Declination of -26
degrees!  Realizing that the sky is clear and steady even a
small distance above the southern horizon, I spend some time
on 2467 and see lots of fine detail with the round, pretty
faint nebula.  There are several, thin, dark lanes within the
nebulosity and 9 stars involved.  At this point I decide to
rate the seeing as a 7/10 and the transparency at 8/10, as
good as Sentinel gets. [Yet more to come!]
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