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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2392 (PK 197+17.1) - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain



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Observation Poster: Dave Mitsky <djm28@psu.edu>
Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2003/3/16 ~5:00 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, 670 Observatory Drive, Lewisberry, PA, USA (Lat 40.1d N, 76.9d W, Elev 190 meters)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain
Magnification: StellaCam EX video camera at prime focus
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 2392 (PK 197+17.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: IIIb+III
Constellation: Gemini
Data: mag 9.9  size 47"x43"
Position: RA 7h:29.2m  DEC +20d:44.8'
Description:
NGC 2392 (the Eskimo Nebula) was the first deep-sky object I imaged
with the newly acquired AVA StellaCax EX video camera belonging to the
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg.  Despite strong moonlight and a
less than ideal slow focal ratio of f/15 the Eskimo's inner and outer
haloes were visible on the video monitor.  The 10.5 magnitude central
star was readily apparent.
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