(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7293 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 09/14/01
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, 30x, 60x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 7293
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 7.3  size 12.8' x 10'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Known as the Hexlix Nebula.
It took some time, but I found it with my 40mm Pentax XL.  Quite large in the 
FOV!  But was it dimmed, much dimmer than than its mag 7.3 would suggest (I'd 
guess maybe mag 10 or 11)!  Still it looked oval and gray.  I tried 30mm (30x) 
and Barlow it (60x) which seemed to helped a little.  Definitely need a revisit 
when the sky is darker or use a filter.
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