(IAAC) Obj: NGC1501 - 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: 10192001/19:57EST
Location of site: Camp Reeves, NC (Lat 35:21, Elev 230')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117x, 254X
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): NGC1501
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3
Constellation: Cam
Data: mag 11.5v  size 56" x 48"
Position: RA 04:07.0  DEC +60:35
117x - Bright round blue-green spot, well defined with motteling of the disk.
A twinkeling central star.
254x - Bright slightly oval with a faint but steady central star. The edge is
sharply defined and disk has overall motteling with a hint of radial spokes 
(6)evenly spaced. Th disk is Blue-green with the center being dimmer than the
brighter edge. The O-III filter smartly enhances the contrast. 
Just to the south is agrouping of faint stars that are reminiscent of the
constallation Delphinus.
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