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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2438 - Inst: 16" f/4.45, Newtonian dob, with tracking



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: March 13, 2004, 04:16 UT
Location of site: southern Indiana, USA (Lat 38 N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" f/4.45, Newtonian dob, with tracking
Magnification: 75x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2438
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 4+2
Constellation: Pup
Data: mag 10.1p  size 64.0"
Position: RA 07h:42m  DEC -14d:44m
Description:
At 75x (24 mm Ultima, 41' field) NGC 2438 was a large, fairly bright, 1',
circular spot on M46.  At 120x (15mm Panoptic, 34' field) a faint, off center,
embedded star is seen.  A somewhat brighter star is near the SE edge of the PN. 
A slightly darker center was detected with averted vision.  NGC 2438 is on the 
Herschel 400 list.
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