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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6369 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)



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Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 07/09/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 60x, 110x, 176x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6369
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 13.0  size 58" x 34"
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Every once in a while, I like to try to squeeze every photons out of my
TV-102 and not let any single photon go to waste...
This is a good example of a planetary nebula near the limit of the 4-inch
TV-102 refractor visibility.  It looked like an extremely dim fuzzy blob near a 
dim star with 40mm Pentax XL (22x).  Increasing the magnification to 60x, 110x 
and 176x still showed a fuzzy blob.  It is surprising that it can still be seen 
at 176x.  The PN is listed at magnitude 13!
This PN is known as the "Little Ghost Nebula" and it did look definitely erie 
like a ghost ;-).
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