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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebula - Inst: 16" F/ 4.5 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: 3/9/3 830pm CST
Location of site: Kansas City, MO (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 16" F/ 4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 70x, 310x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 2392   Eskimo Nebula
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This was truly my best view of the Eskimo Nebula. At 310x, it showed its true
form. What a beautiful aqua color!!  Inside the outer halo was a bright
ring that was a pear shaped that was wide at the bottom and narrowed towards the top.  Inside the bright oval ring was a darker area, but still 
brighter than the outer halo. Right in the center was the bright central 
star. There was some brighening in the lower portion of the inner ring 
that could have been construed as a smile.  The central nose....oops star,
looked like a big clown nose. With a little imagination, it looked like a clown
face.
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