(IAAC) Obj: NGC1788 - Inst: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01212001-19:00EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200
Magnification: 117X
Filter(s): None, O-III
Object(s): NGC1788
Category: Reflection nebula.
Class: R
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag ?  size 3' X 5'
Position: RA 05:06.9  DEC -03:21
117X - 2 stars surrounded by fuzzy glow. The western star and nebula is
elongated to the N-W. The sky south of the stars appears darker than the
surrounding sky. The nebulosity disapears when using the O-III filter
indicating starlight is the source of illumination.
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