(IAAC) Obj: Dumbbell Nebula (M 27) - Inst: 8" Discovery DHQ dob

Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>
Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 08/13/2001 - 10:35pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37d 55m, Elev 1020')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Discovery DHQ dob
Magnification: 49X, 81X, 122X, 188X, 305X
Filter(s): Lumicon O-III
Object(s): Dumbbell Nebula (M 27)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 8.1  size 6.7'
Position: RA 19:59.6  DEC +22:43
Unfiltered, the nebula's distinctive barbell or apple core shape can be discerned. With the O-III filter in place, the planetary has a roundish appearance rather than barbell. The dumbbell is still the brightest section, however.
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