(IAAC) Obj: Abell 22 = PK 215+11.1 - Inst: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson

Observation Poster: Stathis Kafalis <skorpion40@freenet.de>
Observer: Stathis Kafalis
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2003 Feb. 23
Location of site: German Alps (Lat 48, Elev 1100)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 2-3 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson
Magnification: 168
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): Abell 22 = PK 215+11.1
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: irregular disk
Constellation: Canis Minor
Data: mag 15p5  size 87"
Position: RA 07:36  DEC +02:42
Some 2 SSW of Procyon position found with DSSII print.
With 15 mm Panoptic and OIII-filter immedietely to be seen.
Oval shape elongated E-W. One star NE of center within the glow. 
Around this star a bow shaped brighter glow, which is more extended to the West.
This gives the nebula an overal shape of a kidney.
For a sketch see: http://www.stathis-firstlight.de/deepsky/abell_winter.htm
Optional related URLs: http://www.stathis-firstlight.de/deepsky/abell.htm
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