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(IAAC) Obj: IC 5217 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob



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Observation Poster: Mark G.Birkmann <deepsky@usmo.com>
Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9-13-01
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4 some high thin clouds <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 165x,  204x, 408x, 746x
Filter(s): Orion Ultrablock
Object(s): IC 5217
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 2
Constellation: Lacerta
Data: mag 12.6p  size 6.6", mag central star 15.5
Position: RA 22h:23m 55.7s  DEC +50:58' 01"
Description:
This pn was very easily found between 3 and 4 Lacerta.  It was
green-blue and just barely nonstellar.  The central star was not seen.
No improvement was seen with the Orion ultrablock.
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