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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7662 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob



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Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/28/00, 7:00 UT
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 408x, 746x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 7662
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 4+3
Constellation: Andromeda
Data: mag 9.2 (p)  size 17", central star mag. 13.2
Position: RA 23h:25' 53.9"  DEC +42:32' 06"
Description:
A bright inner ring was seen within a relatively bright disc.  The north, south,
and east sides of the disc had a small, thin bright patch located at the outer 
border of the nebula.  The patch on the east was the brightest.  The bright 
inner ring, actually an oval, was visible all the way around but was very very 
faint on the west side and very faint on the east side.  The faint gap on the 
east side was fairly short while the faint gap on the west side was longer.  
The part of the nebula inside the bright ring was not as bright as the outer 
portion of the disc.  The central star appeared as though it might possibly be 
slightly to the south east of center.  The central star was visible at all 
powers.  The best view of the nebula was at 746x.  A drawing can be seen at 
http://members.fortunecity.com/faintfuzzy/drawings.htm
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