(IAAC) Obj: M27 (Dumbbell Nebula) - Inst: ETX-60

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/11/01 9:26 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: ETX-60
Magnification: 14x, 39x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M27 (Dumbbell Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 8.1  size 
Position: RA 1918:59.6  DEC 22:43
At low power this appeared as a smudge and was obvious. When centered and in high power, using averted vision, the dumbbell structure could be barely made out.
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