(IAAC) Obj: ABELL 39 - Inst: 13.1" Dobsonian

Observer: Dave Aucoin
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: July 30, 2000 10:50PM 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 39
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Class 2c
Constellation: HER
Data: mag 12.9m  SB 15.16  size 170" (circular)
Position: RA 16:28  DEC +27:54
WOW! Large and faint, circular. Best observed with averted vision. Most pronuounced w/OIII and 16 Nagler. Definitive circular structure, Very Nice!!!
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