(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1535 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/25/2001  20.20 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): NGC 1535
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 9.6  size 18" x 44"
Position: RA 04:14  DEC -12:44
Easily spotted at 49X without filter, this planetary nebula was very
conspicuous with the filter in place. Despite its southern location it was
surprisingly easy to see detail in this nebula at 203X especially. Large and
round nebula.
NGC 1535 has a bright central area and the central star was suspected. Around
this center is a fainter halo of soft light with a brighter patch at the
eastern side.
Very nice planetary that would be truly great were it placed more northerly.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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