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(IAAC) Obj: NGC2371, NGC2372 (PK 189+19.1) - Inst: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200



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Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03242000-00:345EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200
Magnification: 117X, + 2x Barlow=234X
Filter(s): 0-III
Object(s): NGC2371, NGC2372 (PK 189+19.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3a(4)
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag 11.3v  size 55"
Position: RA 07:25.6  DEC +29:29
Description:
234XA - NGC2371/72 is a figure '8' shape. The west lobe has a bright core, the east lobe has a bright spot on the northern edge. The central star was not seen.
8-9 stars of 11-12 mag are in the FOV and a sprinkel of 13-14 mag stars are in the background. The PNe responds well to the O-III filter.
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