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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6804 - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5



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Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 16 Aug 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: better 5mag <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 9+ <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 131 and 342x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6804
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Aql
Data: mag 12magv  size 60"
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This fairly bright planetary appears as an elongated oval of ~50x30. Three 
stars are embedded in the nebula. The brightest is located at the NE tip of the 
oval, the second brightest is the 14,4magv central star and the faintest star 
is located at the WSW-end of the planetary. The nebula also appears divided 
into 2 slightly brighter lobes that run along the long axis of the oval. 
Those details required averted vision and were very subtle. 
I saw a still fainter star ~ 20 ENE of the planetary. Observation at 342x 
magnification.
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