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(IAAC) Obj: ABELL 43 - Inst: 13.1" Dobsonian



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Observer: Dave Aucoin
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: July 30, 2000 10:30 PM EST
Location of site: Myles Standish State Park, MA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: IV <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13.1" Dobsonian
Magnification: 94X
Filter(s): UHC / OIII
Object(s): ABELL 43
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Class 2c
Constellation: OPH
Data: mag 14.7m  SB 15.24  size 80" X 74"
Position: RA 17 :54  DEC +10:36
Description:
Used 16mm Nagler w/OIII. Not visible w/UHC at high power. Could see it
with 9mm and 7mm Nalger without filter and OIII. 3 stars inside
nebula, one was central star. Faint, best observed with averted
vision, rather than direct vision.
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