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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7354 (PK 107+2.1) - Inst: 18" f/4.5, 25" f/5



Observation Poster: Ted Forte <twforte@cox.net>
Observer: Ted Forte, Kent Blackwell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: January 4, 2003 1915 EST
Location of site: Coinjock, NC USA (Lat 36 25'N)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: Zenith LM=6.1, Transparency 5-6 of 10
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 18" f/4.5 and 25" f/5
Magnification: 200x
Filter(s): None, OIII
Object(s): NGC 7354 (PK 107+2.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 4+3b
Constellation: Cep
Data: mag 12.9 (15.0 star), size 22"x18"
Position: 22:40:20 +61:17:08
Description:
Cold and cloudless. NELM 5.5 to the north, 6.1 at zenith.
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18" f/4.5 197x : A grey disk.  Some darkening in center: suspect
annularity.  Responds to OIII filter but the view without filter is
more pleasing.  Disk looks "knotty".  No Central Star.
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25" f/5 200x Similar to the view in the 18, but annualrity more
certain, a central star is "suspected" (glimpsed occasionally with
averted vision when no filter employed)
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Note: NGC 7354 would have been in the NW sky at about 50 degrees
elevation.  The light dome in this direction extends to about 15
degrees elevation.
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Unfortunately I did not record the comments of my observing partner
and owner of the 25-inch, Kent Blackwell ,who would certainly have
viewed the object in both apertures as well.
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