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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2371, NGC 2372 - Inst: 22",f/4.1, Dob



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Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/14-15; 0406 EDT
Location of site: Bladen Lakes State Forest (Lat 35, Elev 400+)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 22",f/4.1, Dob
Magnification: 288x, 576x
Filter(s): None?
Object(s): NGC 2371, NGC 2372
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3a+6
Constellation: GEM
Data: Mag 13.0 15.5m*; size 74"x54"
Position: 072534.71 +292926.3
Description:
2 lobes with a easily seen division between the lobes. Northern lobe
is much brighter. Central star is apparent between the sections. Lobes
are mottled. The snakes of Medusa's 'hair' are evident at higher
powers as a filamentary structure with averted vision. Intricate
detail is seen in moments of steady seeing.  Great Pn!
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