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(IAAC) Obj: Humason 1-2 (PN G086.5-08.8) - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999/08/09 07:02 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA (Lat 40.15 d N, 76.9 d W, Elev 190 meters)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 118, 249, 259x
Filter(s): Ultrablock, O-III
Object(s): Humason 1-2 (PN G086.5-08.8)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Cygnus
Data: mag 12.7  size 8.3"
Position: RA 21h:33m08.1s  DEC +39d:38'04"
Description:
Humason 1-2 (PN G086.5-08.8) is a small, 12th magnitude planetary nebula located
some 3 degrees east of Sigma Cygni.  I used magnifications of 118 (to locate the 
proper field), 249 (with an O-III filter), and 259x (with and without an Orion
Ultrablock filter) to find this somewhat elusive object.  Hu 1-2 is one of the 
obscure planetary nebulae featured in Jay McNeil's August 1999 Sky & Telescope
article.
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