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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7662 - Inst: 12.5" f/4.8 dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Paul  Money <paul_ohstbucks@msn.com>
Observer: Paul  Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: November 12, 2002/ 7pmCST
Location of site: Lees Summit, MO (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12.5"  f/4.8 dobsonian
Magnification: 59x 157x 314x
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): NGC 7662
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: And
Data: mag 7  size .5
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Thanks to some advice I got in an email(thanks Fiske), I was able to locate the
position of the Snowball immediately in the binocs.  I had trouble locating this
before because of its high position in the sky. At 59x, it clearly showed itself
as a small powdery blue disc without any detail. At 157x it appeared to have a
slight darkening in the center.  Maybe an illusion, I'm not sure. The darkening
in the center didnt hold.  It came and went with averted vision.  Maybe I was 
holding my breath....(a joke) I detected a slight brightening along the bottom
south to south east border.  I tried 314x, but the seeing was awful and I could
not detect anything.  The seeing is awful tonight.  I'd like to check this one
out on a night of good seeing for sure.  The moonshine was hitting inside my 
tube, which didnt help matters. I tried the OIII filter, but it didnt seem to
make a difference.
Dark Skies,
Paul
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