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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7027 - 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: 24 Sep 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4,5 mag <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 342x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 7027
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 8,4magv  size 15"
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
At 342x this planetary shows a very strange shape. The brighter center is 
almost rectangular and divided into 2 lobes. This rectangle extends about 
10x15 NW-SE. There is a very bright spot in the WNW corner of the brighter 
lobe. This spot looks almost like a dislocated central star. The opposite lobe 
is not as bright but clearly divided by a dark center from the bright NW part. 
The bright inner part of 7027 is surrounded by a faint round halo that 
stretches out some 5+ arc seconds. The halo is visible only with averted 
vision. The color of NGC 7027 is very strong green-blue.NGC7027 is another 
bright PN that is easily observed under a moonlit sky. Beautiful!
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