(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
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt
Magnifications: Various from 69-264X Including binoviewer
Filters used: None, Deep Sky and UHC
Object data: Emission
Position: 4:23 / +51:19
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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