(IAAC) Obj: NGC2818A (PK261+8.1, PNG261.9+8.5) - Inst: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200

Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 02212004/0414ut
Location of site: W. Summerland Key, FL (Lat 24.6, Elev 10')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: >8/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200
Magnification: 134X, 254X, 508X
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): NGC2818A (PK261+8.1, PNG261.9+8.5)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 3b
Constellation: Pyx
Data: mag 13.0p  size 93.0" x 55.0"
Position: RA 09:16.0  DEC -36:37.6
134X-NGC2818A appears as a faint round area of uniform brightness. The O-III
filter dims the PNe as well as the background.
254X-NGC2818A appears as a faint oval glowing spot. It is easier to find with
averted vision, but then is repeatedly found with direct vision. The O-III
filter dims it to almost invisibility. No center star was seen. It reminds me
of a tiny, faint M27's a[pple core shape.
508X-NGC2818A appears as a ghostly oval. The sides of the minor axis appear
fainter than the remainder of the disc.
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