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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6369 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob



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Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4-26-2000, 9:00 UT (4:00 CDT)
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4, sometimes 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 556x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6369
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 4+2
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Data: mag 12.9(p)  size 38"
Position: RA 17h:29m 20.4s  DEC -23:45' 35"
Description:
This little planetary is relatively easy to find due to its proximity to nearby
naked eye stars in southern Ophiuchus.  This nebula consists of a ring about 
equal in thickness to 1/4th its diameter.  The northen edge of the ring is much
brighter than the rest of the nebula.  The central area was only slightly 
brighter than the surrounding sky and the 16th mag. central star was not seen.
I noted no color in this pn at any power and it responded very well to an OIII
filter.  A drawing can be seen at
http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/twyford/637/drawings.htm
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