(IAAC) Obj: IC418 (PK215-24.1) - 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: 02212004/0240ut
Location of site: W.Summerland Key, FL (Lat 24.6N, 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
Filter(s): O-III
Object(s): IC418 (PK215-24.1)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 4
Constellation: Lep
Data: mag 10.7p  size 12.0"
Position: RA 05:27.4  DEC -12:41.8
134X-IC418 appears as a tiny bright disc.
254X-IC418 appears as a small bright nearly featurless disc. It appears
blue-green in color with a sharply defined outer edge and the edge seems
slightly brihter than the center area. A center star seems quite bright and
easy. No internal detail was decernible and the expected red rim was not seen
in the 30CM. The O-III filter does not make much improvement. It mostly darkens
the entire field, PNe included.
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