(IAAC) Obj: The Fetus Nebula - NGC 7008 - Inst: 22", f/4.1, Dob

Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/10-11; 2300 EDT
Location of site: Troutdale, VA (Lat 36, Elev 3500)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7.0+ <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 22", f/4.1, Dob
Magnification: 288x with UHC
Object(s): The Fetus Nebula - NGC 7008
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: CYG
Data: mag 10.7V  size 98"x75"
Position: RA :  DEC :
The Fetus Nebula is a Pn that has absolutely striking detail! The fetus shape is very obvious, even at low powers. Central star is an easy direct vision object (13.2v) and is near "abdomen region". The Pn is very large in the 9 Nagler at 288x. 2 medium-brightness stars are also within nebula; one as an "eye" of the fetus and the other at the rear. 2 stars of roughly 11th mag reside on N side of Pn. great object!
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