(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2438 Ring Nebula - Inst: 12.5", f 4.8 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Paul Money <paul_ohstbucks>
Observer: Paul Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 12/15/02 1am CST
Location of site: Kansas City, MO (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12.5", f 4.8 Dobsonian
Magnification: 59x,118x
Object(s): NGC 2438 Ring Nebula
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
This little ring nebula was found while viewing M46. I was enjoying the view 
of M46 when I notice dim glow in the SW portion of the cluster.  After 
trying the OIII filter, the ring clearly popped into view. It was first 
viewed at 59x, and then increased to 118x.  I was able to detect a star in 
the center, but after doing some homework, found that it was just a  
background star superimposed in the ring. The ring is smaller and dimmer 
than M57, but was quite a treat.
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