(IAAC) Obj: W2-245 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob

Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9-7-2000, 7:00 UT (2:00 CDT)
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 164x, 408x, 746x
Filter(s): orion ultrablock
Object(s): W2-245
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: ?
Constellation: Cygnus
Data: mag ?  size 35", mag. of central star ?
Position: RA 21h:18m 7.0s  DEC +43:48' 40"
The field was easy to find just 8.9' southwest of 68 cyg but I can't say the
same for the planetary!  I looked for this nebula on two seperate nights but
could not find it.  However, while at the eyepiece on the second night, I
thought I was seeing it.  But what I thought was a faint planetary with a faint
central star turned out to be just a faint star.  The true position of the
planetary is about 30" or 40" to the northeast of where I thought it was.  This
isn't the first time I've made a drawing of an object I wasn't really seeing, 
but it's the first time I've admitted it!  If you'd like to see a drawing of
what I thought I was seeing, along with finder charts, go to
Optional related URLs: http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/twyford/637/drawings.htm
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