(IAAC) Obj: Abell 72 (PK 59-18.1) - 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 72 (PK 59-18.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: DEL
Data: mag 13.8v  size 2.'2
Position: RA 20:50  DEC +13:3
Abell 72 is a large, faint, and circular glow at 188x with an
O-III. There are four stars forming a keystome that surrounds the
nebula. The star on the nw cornr is faint compared to the other
three. Central hole detected when scope was jiggled back and forth.
Optional related URLs: http://www.mindspring.com/~pleiades7/stars.html
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