(IAAC) Obj: Abell 71 (PK 85-4.1) - Inst: 22" f/4.1 Dob

Observer: Eric Honeycutt
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/6/99
Location of site: Troutdale, VA (Lat , Elev 3400')
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 Dob
Magnification: 118x
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): Abell 71 (PK 85-4.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: CYG
Data: mag 14.0v  size 2.'8
Position: RA 20:32  DEC +47:4
118x and an O-III reveal Abell 71 as a very faint "haze" barely
discernable from the background sky. It is a large, circular glow
w/many field stars in and around the object. Lies north of 4, 9th
and 10th magnitude stars which form a line pointing directly to
the Pn. Difficult object.
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