(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7026 (PK89+0.1) - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount

Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999/10/30 02:40 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: ~5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 118, 202, and 259x
Filter(s): Orion UltraBlock
Object(s): NGC 7026 (PK89+0.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3a
Constellation: Cygnus
Data: mag 10.8  size 28"x13"
Position: RA 21h:06m19s  DEC +47d:51'08"
NGC 7026 is a bipolar planetary nebula located near Deneb.  This object bears 
the nickname of the Cheeseburger Nebula.  Earlier in the evening fellow ASH
member Chris Fenn captured NGC 7026 with his 10" f/10 Meade LX 50 as part of his 
continuing program of observing planetary nebulae.  After trying in vain to see 
SN 1999el in NGC 6951 I slewed the 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain to NGC 7026.  
NGC 7026 appeared as being somewhat rectangular in shape and was quite nice at 
all the magnifications that I employed.  To the immediate northeast lies an 11th 
magnitude field star.  An Orion UltraBlock nebula(r) filter enhanced the nebula 
slightly but I felt that an unfiltered 202x produced the most esthetic view.
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