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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2392 - Inst: 12.5" F 4.8 dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Paul Money <paul_ohstbucks@msn.comm>
Observer: Paul Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: November 28,  2002/ 1100pm CST
Location of site: Kansas City, MO (Lat 38N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" F 4.8  dobsonian
Magnification: 59x, 118x, 157x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2392
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation:  Gem
Data: mag 9  size .8
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This was powdery blue in color. The Eskimo Nebula was large enough to 
easily pick it out from the background stars.  It showed a brighter central 
region with a dimmer outer region at 157x.  I tried 314x, but the wind was
picking up and shaking things a bit too much to make any notes. The central 
star was easily noted at 157x with averted vision.  Note: with the blinking
nebula-averted vision is used to show the nebula and block out the central
star, but with the Eskimo...the central star showed itself nicely with averted
vision. 
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