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(IAAC) Obj: Abell 72 (PK 59-18.1) - Inst: 22" f/4.1 Dob



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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.
Class: 
Constellation: DEL
Data: mag 13.8v  size 2.'2
Position: RA 20:50  DEC +13:3
Description:
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.
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