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(IAAC) Obj: Abell 24 (PK 217+14.1), MCG-0-20-6 - Inst: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson



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Observation Poster: Stathis Kafalis  <skorpion41@freenet.de>
Observer: Stathis Kafalis 
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2002 Mar. 04 
Location of site: German Alps (Lat 48, Elev 950)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 3- <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 24" f/4.1 Ultralight Dobson
Magnification: 105x, 168x
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): Abell 24 (PK 217+14.1), MCG-0-20-6
Category: Planetary nebula. External galaxy.
Class: Ring in large faint disk
Constellation: Canis Minor
Data: mag 13v4  size >229"
Position: RA 07:52  DEC +03:00
Description:
Found position using Uranometria and DSS.
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With 24 mm WF (105x) and OIII detected as a faint diffuse Patch.
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Stays more clearly against the background with the 15 mm Panoptic
(168x)+OIII: Diffuse glow. In some moments irregularities seen in the
disk.  Very diffuse edge. No easy target, but can hold it stadily with
averted vision.
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Galaxy MCG-20-6 just 5' south of the planetary:
With 7 mm Nagler (360x) very bright for a MCG-galaxy. 
Oval, well defined edge.    
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Optional related URLs:  http://www.stathis-firstlight.de/deepsky/abell.htm
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