(IAAC) Obj: Minkowski 2-51 - Inst: 22", f/4.1

Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/4/99 - 10:11 EST
Location of site: Troutdale, VA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7+ <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 22", f/4.1
Magnification: 216x
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): Minkowski 2-51
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: CEP
Data: mag 13.5  size 41"
Position: RA 22:16  DEC +57:29
Minkowski 2-51 is a pretty faint Pn with some structure. Nebby seems
to have an internal 'box shape' to it while the outer envelope is more
disk-like. Thought a central hole was spotted; not truly circular
however. 15 mag star is easily visible
Optional related URLs: http://www.mindspring.com/~pleiades7/stars.html
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