(IAAC) Obj: ABELL 65 - Inst: 13.1" Dobsonian

Observer: Dave Aucoin
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Sept 29, 2000  10:45 PM, EST
Location of site: Colebrook, CT (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: IV <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 13.1" Dobsonian
Magnification: 79X
Filter(s): UHC, OIII
Object(s): ABELL 65
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: Class 2a
Constellation: SGR
Data: mag 13.5  SB 13.95  size 134" X 34
Position: RA 19:47  DEC -23:12
PNe visible at 79X, 19mm Konig w/UHC. Averted vision needed to detect elongated shape. Shaped like a bar, very faint. At 158X 19mm Konig and 2X barlow and OIII, PNe was brighter, but still required Averted vision.
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