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(IAAC) Obj: kohoutek 4-55 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob



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Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/6/00, 8:00 UT (3:00 a.m. CDT)
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 or 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 143x, 408x
Filter(s): orion ultrablock
Object(s): kohoutek 4-55
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: ?
Constellation: cyg
Data: mag ?  size 27"
Position: RA 20h:45m 9.9s  DEC +44:39' 17"
Description:
I looked long and hard but didn't see a thing.  The transparency was about as 
good as it gets around here, I rated it at 7 before the fog began to develope, 
and I was able to see a mag. 6 star about 3.6 degrees south west of k 4-55.  
Unfortunately, all I saw were stars, no pn.  The ultrablock filter did not help.  
Kent Wallace has seen this planetary in his 20".  His notes can be seen at 
http://blackskies.com/reports14.htm about 2/3 of the way down the page.
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