(IAAC) Obj: Ngc 2438 (in M46) - Inst: Meade 90 mm refractor (3.75")

Observation Poster: Alexandru Tudorica <astrofireball@home.ro>
Observer: Alexandru Tudorica
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 16.04.2004 - 19 UT
Location of site: Ghirdoveni, Romania (Lat 44 deg 55', Elev 260m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: +7.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8.5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Meade 90 mm refractor (3.75")
Magnification: 78X, 38X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Ngc 2438 (in M46)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: PUP
Data: mag 11  size 1.1'
Position: RA 07h, :41'  DEC -14 deg.:44'
I observed this planetary with difficulty, becouse i was expecting a
much smaller disc. It is very extended, and without averted vision, it
was imposible to see. I didn't saw the central star, and becouse the
planetary was pretty low in the west, about 10 degrees, i didn't saw
much detail, except that it was a large ring, and faint. Maybe in
better conditions more detail it will be visible.
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