(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6803 - Inst: 6.1"f7 AP Refractor on GEM mount

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>Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 23:21:14 -0400 (EDT)
>To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog <netastrocatalog@atmob.org>
>Subject: Obj: ngc 6803 - Inst: 6.1"f7 AP Refractor, GEM mount
>From: "Myron E. Wasiuta" <wasiuta4@bigplanet.com>
Observer: Myron E. Wasiuta
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: September 30, 1999/10:30 EST
Location of site: spotsylvania, virginia (Lat 38 N, Elev 100')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6-7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6.1"f7 AP Refractor, GEM mount
Magnification: 36,180,440
Filter(s): O III
Object(s): ngc 6803
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Aqu
Data: mag 11.2  size 3"
Position: RA :  DEC :
A very small object, definately seen at 36X as a faint(about 11.3m)stellar
point. Confirmed by blinking with O III filter. At 180X (6mm Radian), just
suspected a slightly fuzzier appearance than surrounding stars. At 440X (2.5mm
Vixen Lanth.) the planetary was non-stellar with slightly fuzzy edges. The disk
appeared bright and uniform. I could make out a central brightening which I
believe was the central star.
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