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NGC 2632

Object:

NGC 7662 (The Blue Snowball)

Constellation:

Andromeda

RA:

23h25m53.9s

DEC:

42023'06"

Magnification:

133

Filter:

None

Field:

22,5'

Pos. Angle:

-

Object Info:

Planetary nebula, very easy object. Central star not detected. Size 17". Magnitude 9.2. I could not detect any structures. I could not detect brighter parts. To me it seemed an object of equal brightness. Responds very well to an O-III filter. It is called Blue Snowball because of its bluish colour. From my light-polluted site, I could not detect any colour.

Orientation:

West is up, North is to the right

Miscallenous information

Date:

28-10-2002

Time (GMT):

21.00.00

Location:

55N 6.03E

Experience:

Beginner

Instrument:

8 inch klevtsov-cassegrain TAL 200K

Magnification used

62.5, 100, 133, 166, 200, 222, 286

Filters used:

OIII, UHC

The Seeing:

6. (1 = best, scale of 10)
Fine detail is lost at medium power

Transparency:

3. (1 = best, scale of 10)
Haze is noticable towards the horizon, but the overhead sky is perfectly transparent

The sky darkness:

7. (1 = best, scale of 10)
General illumination of the entire sky. Faintest stars visible are magnitude 5.5

Naked eye limiting magnitude:

5.3

Moonfase:

No moon