(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1999 - Inst: Celestron 14" f/11 SCT

Observation Poster: Colin Littlefield <clittlefield22@yahoo.com>
Observer: Colin Littlefield
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site:  (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 14" f/11 SCT
Magnification: 126x, 178x, 244x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 1999
Category: Reflection nebula.
Constellation: ORI
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
After seeing the Hubble Space Telescope of this nebula, I knew that I had to 
give it a try. It is rather easy and obvious at low power, being several 
arcminutes across. With averted vision, this object's trademark, a T-shaped 
dark cloud next to the bright central star, is an easy find, and increasing the 
magnification helps slightly. While not a stunning object, this is worth a view 
the next time you're viewing nearby M42.
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