(IAAC) Obj: IC 443 - Inst: 12.5 inch Binocular Newtonian

Observation Poster: Dan Duriscoe <ghayduke@inreach.com>
Observer: Dan Duriscoe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2006-Jan-30 0730 UT
Location of site: Furnace Creek, CA, USA (Lat 36.7N, Elev -190 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5 inch Binocular Newtonian
Magnification: 70x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): IC 443
Category: Supernova remnant.
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Detected fairly easily without filters, only the crescent shaped arc seen
distinctly with sharp boundaries.  Averted vision reveled some structure, but
delicate filaments seen in photographs not discernable.  Observed when directly
overhead on an excellent night.  Binocular a great advantage with this object,
tried one eye only with OII filter, view far inferior to unfiltered through both
eyes (this is a true binocular scope, not a bino viewer).  Much of the beauty of
this object is its setting in a very rich Milky Way field, close to several open
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