(IAAC) Obj: M 1; NGC 1952 - Inst: 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Andrew Wood <bandawood@bigpond.com>
Observer: Andrew Wood
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Jan 15 1999; 11:20UT
Location of site: Wiruna, NSW, Australia (Lat -32.4, Elev 500m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 115x
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): M 1; NGC 1952
Category: Reflection nebula.
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag 8.4  size 6'
Position: RA 5:34.5  DEC 22:01
Have observed previously, but this was the best I'd seen it. Can all but start to distinguish the shape seen in photographs. It tends to dull with the UHC filter.
Other Observations:
Apr 5, 1997, at an exhurban site: Easily found, even when quite low in the sky; no real shape or features, however.
[High power tended to wash it out and UHC filter did not make any improvement]
5 Feb 1997, at a suburban site: could just glimpse it even under fairly turbulent suburban conditions.
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