(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2467 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@cox.net>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03/03/02 9:30pm PST
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft.)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3, gust of winds, light pollution <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 44x, 73x, 146x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2467
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 9.0  size 16'
Position: RA :  DEC :
A few weeks ago, there was a seemily hurricane force wind. I opened the back 
door and stucked the Light Cup's eye out of the door and panned around with the 
40mm Pentax XL and ran across a very bright nebula and took note of it. 
Tonight, I revisited NGC 2467 for a real look. This one is a biggie at 16' 
across and a bright mag 9.0.  Normally, the Light Cup hasn't done well with NGC 
diffused nebula, but this one is a real gem. Easily found at 22x by star
hopping from a pretty orange star, Xi Puppis. Nebulosity is seen at this low 
magnification, large and noticeably brighter than NGC 1788. The view improved 
considerably at 44x (20mm TV Plossl) and appeared roundish with an orange star 
in the center. At 73x (12mm TV Radian), it is a real beauty, flanked by 3 stars 
at one end.  Fairly, bright nebulosity with lots of tiny little stars scattered 
throughout the FOV. Best view at 146x (6mm Radian) and higher brightness on one 
end. Defintely, a very nice diffused nebula without a need for any filter in a 
4" refractor.
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