(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7027 (PK84-3.1, PNG84.9-3.4) - Inst: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob
Observer: Geoff Chester
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 7027 (PK84-3.1, PNG84.9-3.4)
Date & Time of Observation: 9/12/1999 4:00:00
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, VA USA (Lat 39N)
Sky Transparency: Very Clear
Seeing: Mostly Stable
Instrument: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob
Filter(s) Used: Lumicon UHC
Object type: Planetary nebula.
Data: Mag 10.4 11.3?m*; Size 18"x11"
Object Rating: C+
A very small but very bright planetary nebula, a short
star-hop from the North America Nebula. It is a great
demonstrator of the "flicking" technique of rapidly flicking
the UHC filter between the eye and the eyepiece. It seems to
have 2 lobes in a N/S direction, but it's hard to tell if
it's a single bright lobe to one side of a "central" star.
There is no discernable color to it from what I could see,
though others have reported a greenish cast in larger scopes.
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