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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1491 (Emission) - Inst: 14.5" f/4.29 Dob



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 10/22/00 07:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 5.0 zenith, 5.0 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 4
Moon up (phase?): Yes, large crescent
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt 
Magnifications: Various from 69-264X Including binoviewer
Filters used: None, Deep Sky and UHC
Object: NGC1491
Constellation: Cepheus
Object data: Emission
Size(s): 3'
Position: 4:23 / +51:19
Magnitude: n/a
Personal "rating" this aperture: B-
A soft small to mid-size glow, surrounding mu Cephei on one 
side which becomes very pronounced only with filtration. Looks better and 
better stepping from a  nothing (hardly visible) to deepsky to a UHC filter. 
I got the feeling it would be pronounced unfiltered in true dark skies. 
This object appears to be a somewhat kidney bean shaped 
glow, delicate and pretty because of the neighboring star. 
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