(IAAC) Obj: ABELL 46 - Inst: 13.1" Dobsonian

Observer: Dave Aucoin
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Aug 26, 2000 10:00PM EST
Location of site: Myles Standish State Park, MA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 13.1" Dobsonian
Magnification: 94X
Filter(s): UHC / OIII
Object(s): ABELL 46
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Class 3b +2
Constellation: LYR
Data: mag 13.0  SB 13.85  size 63" X 60"
Position: RA 18:31  DEC +26:55
First try back in June was a failure. This time, faintly observed with averted vision. Was fan shaped w/no bright areas. Could not see w/ direct vision. Low SB, filter used to detect, 94X 16mm Nagler and UHC, could not use high power due to low SB.
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