(IAAC) NGC 2610 - 8" F/10

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 2610 (PK 239+13.1; PN G239.6+13.9; ARO 64; Sa 2-27)
Category: planetary nebula
Constellation: HYA
Object data: Vmag=12.7; Bmag=13.6; 38"x31"; type IV+II; central star of
Vmag=15.9; discovered by W. Herschel; ELCAT: [OIII, 496+501nm] = 5 x
[Hbeta, 486nm].
RA/DE: 08h33.40m, -1609.0' (2000.0)
Date and UT of observation: 31 December 1991, ...
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.0
Transparency (1 to 5 - best to worst): 2
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8"/203mm  f/10
Magnification: 87-145x
Filters used: OIII
Description: at 87x, small nebulosity, faint; OIII provides a better
vision; a mag7 star is 4' to the NE; at 145x, better seen, a mag13 star is
in contact to the NE; still small, diffuse and faint.
Yann Pothier
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
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