(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3132 - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5

Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Mar 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15°N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 342x
Object(s): NGC 3132
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Ant
Data: mag 8,2  size ~30"
Position: RA :  DEC :
A very bright 8,8mag central star is surrounded by a slightly N-S elongated 
oval ring of 30+ arcseconds diameter. The ring’s edge is sharp towards the 
outside and dimming away towards the dark center of the nebula.  Despite the 
bright central star, the nebula is easily and directly visible and features a 
magnificent sight.
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