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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6826 - Inst: 120mm f/8.3 refractor



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Observation Poster: Diego González <digonzalz@gmail.com>
Observer: Diego González
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 17/11/2004 19:06 UT
Location of site: Llanera - Asturias, Spain (Lat 43ş 26' N, Elev 300m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 120mm f/8.3 refractor
Magnification: 31x, 50x, 80x, 100x, 167x
Filter(s): Astronomik UHC
Object(s): NGC 6826
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 8.8  size 25"
Position: RA 19:45  DEC +50:31
Description:
Near the double star 16 Cygni; I can see both star and planetary sharing the 
same field of my lowest power eyepiece (Plössl 32mm). Even with that eyepiece 
(31x) the nebula appears as a small unfosused star. The disk is clearly seen 
at 80x, but 167x give the best view. The central star is easily seen; the 
nebula has a round shape and a pale blue color. The UHC filter makes it
brighter and easier to see.
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