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PAGE FOURTEEN OF REPORTS: R.A. 19h 56m 00s To 21h 19m 59s  
 

These observing reports correspond to the objects high-lighted in SEC Data Base.
Unless otherwise noted,  these reports are possible through the courtesy of Steve Gottlieb, Kent Wallace and Maurice Clark (Australia).

K4_41 = PK 68+1.1
19 56.5 +32 22
17.5: not visible without a filter using the ESO-Strausberg finder chart.
With an OIII filter, glimpsed several times about 15" S of a mag 14 star.
Appears stellar and estimate V = 16.0-16.5.  Situated 2' NE of the very
faint and compact open cluster N6846!

K4_41  RA 19,56.6 DEC +32,22 MAG 15.9 CSM ? SIZE 3" on 06/26/98. At 169X & 254X, stellar requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the 0-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. There appears to be an open cluster very near to this PN, just SW. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

V1016 Cygni = PK 75+5.1 = V1016 Cygni
19 57.1 +39 50
17.5: surprisingly bright mag 10.5 "star" which has a good response (about
two magnitude gain) to OIII filtration.  Located 6' S of mag 8.3 SAO 69145.
Appears stellar at 220x.
The status as a planetary nebula is questionable.  Listed as a possible
proto-planetary in the 1978 PK update list and a possible planetary in the
ESO-Strausberg catalogue.  Appears to be a compact bi-polar nebular or
symbiotic star.

Abell66 = PK 19-23.1
19 57.4 -21 37
13: at 79x with OIII filter; extremely faint (requires averted vision),
large, round, unusually low surface brightness.  Located 6' S of two mag 11
stars and a fainter mag 13 star is superimposed.  Identified on the second
attempt at this planetary and one of the dimmest planetaries observed with
13" as of 8/17/85.

Abell66  RA 19,57.5 DEC -21,37 MAG 14.9p CSM 17.4 SIZE 295"x241" on 09/30/97. At 79X, large faint diffuse disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 134X, the image was poor, 79X is best. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart by using 254X. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

HDW12  RA 19,58.2 DEC -26,28 MAG ? CSM 17.7b SIZE 46" on 09/30/97.     VIEW IMAGE
Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Abell67 = PK 43-13.1
19 58.4 +03 03
13: not found
17.5" (4/29/00): at 100x + OIII filter appeared as an extremely faint, round
glow, perhaps 50" diameter with a low even surface brightness.  Required
averted vision and visible nearly 50% of the time with concentration.  No
details but seemed crisp-edged.

Abell67  RA 19,58.5 DEC +03,02 MAG 13.6 CSM 19.3p SIZE 69"x61" on 09/16/98. At 79X, fair sized faint blob requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. At 134X, the image is better but still requires the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III filter. Fair response to the UHC filter. No response to the H-B filter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

He1_4 = PK 68+1.2
19 59.3 +31 55
17.5: at 220x and Daystar 300 filter visible as a faint, small, slightly
elongated disc, estimate V = 14.0-14.5.  A mag 10-11 star is attached at
the SE edge which detracts from viewing.  Did not see at first at 105x
using OIII filter due to this star.  Once the exact position was known
could just view without filter.  Located 7' NW of mag 6.8 SAO 69222.

He1_4  RA 19,59.3 DEC +31,55 MAG 14.2 CSM 21.1 SIZE 24"x21" on 11/01/97. At 134X, 169X & 254X, a faint fuzzy disk touching the north side of a relatively bright star. Fair response to the O-III filter. No response to the H-B filter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France) ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 29 July 1997, about 00h15 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.4
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 2 (pinpointed stars until 145x)
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Coulter 44.5-cm/17.5-inch F/4.5
Magnification: 211x
Filters used: UHC, OIII, Hbeta
Object: He1_4  (PK 68+1 2; PN G068.6+01.1)
Category: Planetary Nebula
Constellation: CYG
Object data: Vmag=14.5; dim.22"x22"; type IIIb; central * Vmag=21.07;
discovered by Henize in 1961
RA/DE: 19h59.30m, +3154.5' (2000); Uranometria 119

Description: at 211x et OIII, small and round PN, extremely faint without
filter and very faint with one; visible without filter since 211x and with
filter since 125x; UHC has a slight contrast gain, OIII a good one and
Hbeta has no gain at all; brighter center; estimated diameter of about 30";
mag11 star embedded in the E border; mag7 star at 7'SE.

Ngc6853 = PK 60-3.1 = M27 = Dumbbell Nebula See Image
19 59.6 +22 43
17.5: very bright, very large, 7'x6', bright dumbbell lobes are oriented
SSW-NNE.  The SSW lobe is brighter with a bright outer rim.  Large fainter
sweeping side lobes fill in the dumbbell and reverse the major axis to
WNW-ESE. The planetary has an irregular surface brightness with a darker
center.  At high power 5 or 6 stars are superimposed including the easy mag
13.8 central star.  Overall, this is the most impressive planetary.
8: central star visible at 200x, fainter side lobes prominent.

Ngc6853-M27-Pk60+3.1 = 19H59.36 +2243' Small Fox
Proper noun : Dumbbell
To the 8 inch G48x, the cloudy presents its characteristic form in dumbbell. The two lobes are visible. The field is dotted approximately 10 stars. Several condensation are visible near the center. Better perceived with a filter OIII. To the T140
G20x, the image is magnificent the cloudy planetary seems to detach the sky and the two lobes are contrasted. To pair them 16x50, it appears round and brilliant. ( 04/07/1996 S=1 T=1)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

Abell68 = PK 60-4.1
20 00.2 +21 43
13: at 166x with OIII filter just visible at the visual threshold.
Extremely faint and pops in and out with averted vision.  About 20-25% of
the time a fairly small disc is visible, estimate V = 15.0-15.4.  Located
1' N of a mag 10 star with a second mag 10 star 1.8' SE.  This object is
one of the faintest pn's ever observed with the 13".  Position confirmed on
PK finder photo and in 17.5".

Abell68  RA 20,00.2 DEC +21,43 MAG 15.2 CSM 13.3 SIZE 40"x37" on 09/12/98. At 134X & 169X, very faint, unsteady fair sized disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, the image was very poor. The best power is 134X for this PN. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc6852 = PK 42-14.1
20 00.6 +01 43
17.5: moderately bright, fairly small, slightly elongated NW-SE, no
annularity noted.  A mag 13.5 star is 34" WNW and a mag 14.5 star is 23" SE
of center.  Located 4.6' ENE of mag 7.5 SAO 125338.  Estimate V = 12.5.
13: moderately bright, slightly elongated NW-SE, diffuse, no structure.
Two stars are off NW edge about 40" and a faint star is at the SSE edge.
Located 5' NE of a mag 8 star.

Ngc6852 = 20H00.6 +0143' Eagle
To the 8 inch, recognized to 48x without filter. It is better seen with OIII. TO 123x+OIII, it is a small stains well round and well defined. It is well contrasted but rest without details to this opening. (20/08/98 T=2 S=3)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

WeSb5  RA 20,01.7 DEC +19,55 MAG ? CSM 17.4b SIZE 150" on 11/01/97.     VIEW IMAGE
At 79X & 134X, large faint disk requiring the O-III filter filter and averted vision. This disk seems to be centered on a faint star about 1.5' north of where the SEC finderchart has a box for the location of the PN. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 169X, the PN could be barely seen. At 254X, nothing was visible. This is a low power PN. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K3_51 = PK 56-6.1    VIEW IMAGE
20 02.6 +17 37
17.5: at 220x unfiltered a very faint, very small disc is visible, estimate
5" diameter and V = 14.2-14.6.  Brightens significantly with OIII filter.

K3_52 = PK 067-0.1 = PN G 067.9-00.2
20,03.2 +30,33
MAG 18.7 SIZE stellar on 06/27/00.  Tried to find this PN but had no luck.
Did identify the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f/5 reflector.

K3_53  RA 20,03.4 DEC +27,01 MAG 16.8 CSM ? SIZE 6" on 09/16/98. At 169X, stellar, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, could see the PN as a very faint star with averted vision alone but required the UHC filter and averted vision to identify it as the PN. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K3_73 = PK 84+9.1    VIEW IMAGE
20 04.0 +49 19
17.5: at 220x unfiltered a very faint, small disc is visible, estimate
10"-15" diameter and V = 14.5-15.0.  Enhanced with OIII filter.  A mag 13.5
star is attached at the E edge.  The planetary forms the E vertex of small
triangle with two mag 13.5 stars 0.6' NW and 0.8' SW.  Discovered in 1972.

K3_73  RA 20,04.0 DEC +49,19 MAG 15.2 CSM 20.8b SIZE 16" on 10/06/96. At 134X, not so faint, small fuzzy disk, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 169X, could see the PN as a very faint fuzzy blob with averted vision alone. The PN is right next to a faint star. At 254X, the PN is easier to see with aveted vision alone. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Anon20h02m , RA 20,04.4 DEC +39,35 MAG 16.0 CSM ? SIZE 30"x27" on 09/16/96. VIEW IMAGE
Tried to find this PN but had no luck. The SEC finderchart is of no help. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

M1_75 = PK 68-0.1
20 04.8 +31 28
17.5: not seen at 225x with or without OIII and UHC filters.  Just
suspected at 140x with an OIII filter as an extremely faint, very small
disc just N of a mag 14 star.  Best view at 140x with UHC filter and but
can only view about 30% of the time with averted vision as a 10" disc,
possibly elongated.  Located 40" N of a mag 14 star and 14' NNE of mag 6.9
SAO 69343.  Estimate V = 16.0-16.5 although thin clouds may have hampered observation.

M1_75  RA 20,04.7 DEC +31,27 MAG 16.0 CSM >21.0p SIZE 16"x11" on 09/16/98.     VIEW IMAGE
At 134x & 169x, very small disk, faint, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, could see the PN as an extremely faint, unsteady blob with averted vision alone, requiring the UHC filter to identify it as a PN. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K3_54 = PK 63-3.1
20 05.0 +25 26
17.5: not seen at 225x with or without OIII and UHC filters.  Exact
position examined using GSC and ESO-Strausberg finder charts.

K3_54  RA 20,05.0 DEC +25,27 MAG ? CSM ? SIZE stellar, on 09/16/98. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
 Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K3_56  RA 20,06.9 DEC +44,14 MAG 16.4 CSM ? SIZE 4" on 10/08/06. Tried to find this PN but has no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. No response to any filter.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K3_55  RA 20,06.9 DEC +32,17 MAG ? CSM ? SIZE 5" on 11/10/96. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. There is a bright star nearby which akes this one a tough one.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Dd1  RA 20,08.7 DEC +42,30 MAG 16.2 CSM ? SIZE 20" on 09/20/98.     VIEW IMAGE
At 169X, faint, unsteady small disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, the image is better but still a faint, unsteady small disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

M4_17 = PK 79+5.1    VIEW IMAGE
20 09.0 +43 44
13: faint but visible unfiltered at 166x.  Using a Deep Sky filter this
object appears fairly faint, small, round.  Situated in a rich field 6.9'
ESE of mag 8.7 SAO 49228.  Collinear with two mag 12/13 stars about 2' W.

We1_9  RA 20,09.1 DEC +26,27 MAG ? CSM >21.0b SIZE 24" on 10/09/98.     VIEW IMAGE
Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc6884 = PK 82+7.1
20 10.4 +46 28
17.5: bright, very small, very high surface brightness.  Appears as a
slightly out of focus mag 11 bluish star at 100x.  Moderate contrast gain
using an OIII filter.  At 412x appears prominent with a very small 5" blue
disk.
13: fairly bright, very small, high surface brightness, definite bluish
disk at 166x, excellent contrast gain with OIII filter.  Easily takes 350x
due to surface brightness.

Ngc6884 = 20H10.4 +4628' Swan
To the 13 inch G300x+OIII, recognized by binking to 56x. One notes it round, small and brilliant, its flash is uniform and without details. One notes it turquoise without filter to 56x. Easy to notice. (14/08/98 T=3 S=2)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

NGC6879 = PK 57-8.1
20 10 26.5 +16 55 23
V = 12.5;  Size 5"

17.5" (9/5/99): picked up at 100x with OIII blinking as a mag 12 "star" by
star hopping from the double star .2634 = 7.9/9.4 at 5" which is 14' SW.  A
good comparison star for blinking is situated just 1.5' SW.  At 280x, the PN
has a slight bluish tinge with a "soft" edge.  At 380x, a very disc ~4" is
resolved with a brighter center.  The disc is easier at 500x and a mag 16
star is occasionally visible at the N edge.

13": stellar planetary at all powers, confirmed by OIII blinking, estimate V
= 12.0.  A similar mag 12 star is 1.4' SW.  Located 14' NE of .2634 = 7.9/9.4
at 5".

Ngc6879 = 20H10.5 +1655' The arrow
To the 8 inch, recognized by Blinking to 48x+OIII, stellar rest to all increase. (21/.09/98 T=2-3 S=3-4)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

Ngc6881 = PK 74+2.1
20 10.9 +37 25
13: visible as a mag 13.5 "star" without a filter.  Verified with OIII
blinking and appears brighter than a mag 12 just 44" SE.  Stellar at 144x.
Located in a rich milky way field.  Several bright stars are near including
mag 8.7 SAO 69561 3.6' NNW, mag 8.5 SAO 69557 4.2' NW and mag 9.5 SAO 69565
3.4' SSE.

He1_5 = PK 60-7.1 (See Steve Gottlieb's latest report below)    VIEW IMAGE
20 11.9 +20 19
13: not found.  Surrounds variable star FG Sge (V = 9.0-9.5)!

He1_5 = PK 60-7.1 = PN G060.3-07.3 (Steve Gottlieb)
20 11 55.9 +20 20 06
V = 16.0;  Size 30"
17.5" (8/15/01): Although FG Sge is currently below 15th magnitude, there is
a mag 12.5 companion ~10" E which was easily identified at 220x as the third
of four in a NW to SE 6' chain of mag 12-13 stars.  An extremely faint halo
~20" diameter was strongly suspected with this star embedded off-center.
With a UHC filter, the nebulosity was more evident although there was only a
mild contrast gain. The central star FG Sge is unique as an extremely rapidly
evolving post-AGB star with a late Helium flash on its way to the white dwarf
stage.

He1_5  RA 20,11.9 DEC +20,20 MAG 16.2 CSM ? SIZE 29" on 10/09/98. At 134X, 169X & 254x, a small disk surrounding a relatively bright star, faint, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. The central star is the second of a string of four stars of roughly the same brightness. Fair response to the O-III, UHC and H-B filters. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

KjPn1  RA 20,12.2 DEC +40,50 MAG 15.6 CSM ? SIZE 6" on 09/30/97. At 134X, 169X & 254X, stellar, faint, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. Image was best at 254X, using the UHC filter and averted vision. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

NGC6886 = PK 60-7.2
20 12 42.8 +19 59 23
V = 11.4;  Size 9"

17.5" (11/6/99): this compact planetary was easily identified by blinking at
100x using an OIII filter as a "soft" mag 11 star.  A small disc <10"
diameter is visible at  220x without filter.  Situated at the NW vertex of a
small isosceles triangle with a mag 11 star 0.8' SSE and a mag 10 star 1.6'
E.  The nearer star is double with a faint companion close north.  N6886 is
clearly non-stellar at 280x-380x and slightly oval.

13": fairly bright, very small, just non-stellar at 166x.  At 415x, easily
visible small disc elongated ~E-W.  Forms the NW vertex of a thin isosceles
triangle with a mag 10.5 star 46" SSE and a mag 10 star 1.5' E.  These two
brighter stars form a parallelogram with two mag 12 stars to the SE with
sides of 1' and 1.5'.

Ngc6886 = 20H12.7 +1959' The Arrow
To the 8 inch, recognized by blinking to 48x+OIII ( with detailed field card), it remains stellar to all increase. Situates to the NOT of a brilliant star. (21/.09/98 T=2-3 S=3-4)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

K3_57  RA 20,12.8 DEC +34,21 MAG 15.9 CSM ? SIZE 6" on 10/08/96. At 169X, stellar, faint, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, the image is beter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart, kinda, since the finderchart is almost useless. This is a first visual sighting. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

He2_459  RA 20,14.0 DEC +29,34 MAG ? CSM ? SIZE 5" on 10/09/98. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc6891 = PK 54-12.1
20 15.2 +12 42
17.5: very bright at 140x and OIII filter.  Appears as a small high surface
brightness bluish oval of 10"-15" diameter.  At 410x, a brighter center or
mag 13 central star is visible.  At this magnification, appears as a bright
oval with a fainter outer halo.
8: fairly high surface brightness, small blue disk.

Ngc6891 = 20H15.1 +1242' The Dolphin
To the 8 inch, recognized easily by blinking to 48x+OIII. TO 240x+OIII, it is a small stains very brilliant, patrol and net, it is slightly degraded (to the more brilliant center). Object well diverse and easy to find. It appears turquoise.
(21/.09/98 T=2-3 S=3-4)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

KjPn2 RA 20,15.3 DEC +40,40 MAG 17.1 CSM ? SIZE 4" on 07/06/99. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc6894 = PK 69-2.1
20 16.4 +30 34
17.5: moderately bright, moderately large, round.  Annular appearance at
105x using an OIII filter and exhibits an obvious darker center at 222x and
294x with a UHC filter.

Ngc6894 = 20H16.4 +3034' Swan
To the 13 inch G155x+OIII, it is round and weak enough. Its contours are well net and its ring is evident in vision offsetted. Easy to find, it is recognized by blinking to 56x. (14/08/98 T=3 S=3)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

KjPn3  = PK 076+1.2 = PN G 076.4+01.8
20,17.3 +38,50
MAG 19.0 SIZE 6" on 06/29/00.  Tried to find this PN but had no luck.  Did
identify the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats 120 Deg 16' 47" Longitude, 35 Deg 24' 03"
Latitude North, 2005 ft Elevation, California, 20" f/5 reflector.

He1_6 = PK 65-5.1    VIEW IMAGE
20 17 21.5 +25 21 44
V = 14.8;  Size 18"x13"

17.5" (7/14/99): this small, faint PN was best seen at 280x using a UHC
filter.  Although requiring averted it could almost be held continuously with
attention.  It appeared similar in size to listed dimensions of 18"x14",
elongated NW-SE and uniformly lit.  Located in a rich field and 2' following
a small isosceles triangle of mag 12 stars.  The PN is situated 1.5' NW a mag
11/12 double star (10" separation).

13": at 214x and UHC filter; very faint, small disc about 15" diameter,
estimate V = 14.5-15.0.  Can almost hold steadily with averted vision.
Similar view at 166x with OIII filter.  A small right isosceles triangle of
mag 12 stars lies 2' W and a mag 11-12 double star is 1.5' SE.

He1_6  RA 20,17.4 DEC +25,22 MAG 14.9 CSM ? SIZE 18"x13" on 10/10/98. At 134X & 169X, small fuzzy disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254x, can see the PN with averted vision alone as a faint small disk requiring the UHC filter and averted vision to identify it as a PN. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 29 July 1997, about 02h05 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.4
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 2 (pinpointed stars until 145x)
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Coulter 44.5cm/17.5" F/4.5
Magnification: 211x
Filters used: UHC, OIII, Hbeta
Object: He1_6 (PK 65-5 1; PN G065.2-05.6)
Category: Planetary Nebula
Constellation: VUL
Object data: Vmag=14.8; dim.46"x24"; type III+II; "elliptical with ansae";
central * Vmag=?; discovered by Henize in 1961; ELCAT: [OIII
495+500]=12xHbeta
RA/DE: 20h17.3m, +2522' (2000); Uranometria 163

Description: at 211x et OIII, smal to medium sized PN, extremely faint
(invisible without filter or just glimpsed at 400x); gradually brighter
center; UHC has a weak contrast gain, OIII a good one and Hbeta is showing
nothing; estimated diameter about 30" (brighter center about 8"); a
triangle of mag13 stars at 1.5'W.

CRBB1  RA 20,19.5 DEC -41,32 MAG ? CSM 10.7 SIZE 8" on 10/04/97. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Perhaps the PN is hidden in the glare of its 10th MAG central star. Did identify the central star.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

PC24 = PK 66-5.1
20 19.6 +27 01
13: at 166x unfiltered visible as a mag 13.6-14.0 stellar planetary.
Responds fairly well to UHC blinking.  Quasi-stellar at 214x, estimate 3"
diameter and definitely nonstellar at 332x.  Located 9' E of mag 6.6 SAO
88502.  First known visual sighting, 9/3/86.

Abell69 = PK 76+1.1
20 19.9 +38 24
17.5: not found

Abell69 = PK 076+1.1 = PNG 076.3+01.1
20,19.9 +38,25
MAG 20.2 SIZE 25"x22" on 06/29/00.  Tried to find this PN but had no luck.
Did identify the field in the SEC finderchart even though the SEC fieldchart
has the wrong orientation.  The north direction shown on the SEC finderchart
should actually be east and the east direction should be north.  The photo
needs to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, then flipped over from right side
to left.

IC4997 = PK 58-10.1   View Image    View HST Image
20 20.2 +16 45
13: bright stellar planetary at all powers, confirmed with an OIII
blinking.  A slightly brighter mag 10.4 star for comparison blinking is
1.1' SW. (Steve Gottlieb)

IC4997 = PK 58-10.1 = PN G58.3-10.9 (Steve Gottlieb)
20 20 08.8 +16 43 54
V = 10.8;  Size 2"

17.5" (8/18/01): the PN appears as an unusually bright mag 11 "star" (V =
10.8) at 100x in a rich star field.  Verified with OIII blinking.  An
excellent comparison star is a mag 10 star just 1' SW.  A 12th mag star 2'
WSW completes a distinctive obtuse triangle.  With the filter the PN is
nearly one magnitude brighter than the 10th mag star.  At 280x, the PN is
bluish and a tiny disc is highly suspected, perhaps 2"-3".

13": bright stellar planetary at all powers, confirmed with an OIII blinking
from El Cerrito.  A slightly brighter mag 10.4 star for comparison blinking
is 1.1' SW.

Ic4997 = 20H20.2 +1644'    
To the 8inch, recognized by blinking to 48x+OIII, stellar rest to all
increase. (21/.09/98 T=2-3 S=3-4)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

M3_35 = PK 71-2.1
20 21.1 +32 29
17.5: at 105x without filter appears as a faint mag 14.5 "star".  Verified
with OIII blinking.  Exhibits a one magnitude contast gain using filter but
not a significant response.  Located 7.3' WNW of mag 7.6 SAO 69891 and 3.8'
ENE of a mag 10 star.

K3_58 = PK 69-3.1    VIEW IMAGE
20 21.9 +30 00
17.5: not visible at 220x unfiltered.  Using OIII filter a small slightly
elongated disc about 10" diameter can be held steadily with direct vision.
Sharply defined edges, estimate V = 15.5.  Excellent contrast gain with
OIII filter.

K3_58 RA 20,22.0 DEC +29,59 MAG 15.5 CSM ? SIZE 10"x7" on 10/10/98. At 134X & 169X, stellar, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Good response to the 0-III filter. Fair response to the UHC filter. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, can see the PN with averted vision alone as a faint fuzzy disk, requiring the UHC filter to identify it as the PN. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc6905 = PK 61-9.1 = Blue Flash Neb See Image
20 22.4 +20 07
17.5: very pretty planetary at 280x.  Fairly bright, fairly small, slightly
elongated.  A very faint central star (V = 15.7) is visible.  Takes 440x
well.  Just off the N edge is a mag 11 star 1.4' from center and a mag 12
star is just off the S edge 39" from center.
8: moderately bright, uniform, slightly elongated N-S, two stars at the NE
and S edge.

Ngc6905 = Pk061-09.1 = 20H22.4 +2007' Dolphin
Proper noun: Blue flash nebula
Visible to 48x without filter, but a lot better with the OIII. TO 240x without filter it situates in a triangle of star, one notes it oval, diverse and can be degraded, to confirm. Easy. (20/08/98 T=2 S=3)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

K3_76  RA 20,25.1 DEC +33,34 MAG 17.2 CSM ? SIZE 4" on 10/10/98. At 169X & 254X, stellar, very faint, unsteady, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. This is a first known visual sighting.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Sd1  RA 20,29.3 DEC +40,15 MAG 17.2 CSM ? SIZE 8" on 11/29/96. At 169X, extremely faint and unsteady, stellar, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 254X, the image is still stellar and no better than 169X. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. The finderchart was very useful. The PN is close to a relatively bright star which interfers with viewing it. This is a first known visual sighting. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Abell70 = PK 38-25.1 (Steve Gottlieb)
20 31.6 -07 05
17.5 (8/12/96): picked up without problem at 100x using an OIII filter as a
40" disc with a brighter streak running along the N side.  Visible without
filter but the streak and disc are dimmer to view.  Seen well without
filter at 220x where the disc is a bit more prominent but still brighter
along the N side.  Based on this observation that the streak is quite
evident using an OIII filter at low power, it does not respond as an
anonymous galaxy, but there is strong evidence it is a distant galaxy.
17.5 (7/31/92): easily visible at 100x using an OIII filter and can hold
steadily with direct vision.  Fairly faint, fairly small, almost round, 30"
diameter, estimate V = 14.0-14.3.  Visible without filter using averted
vision.  At 220x viewed without filter; faint, fairly small, appears to be
brighter along the N side, edges not as crisp using this higher power. The
brightening detected along the N edge of the rim at 220x is assumed to be a
very faint anonymous galaxy shining through the planetary.

Abell70 = PK 38-25.1 = PN G38.1-25.4 (Steve Gottlieb)
20 31 33.2 -07 05 17
V = 14.5;  Size 45"x40"

17.5" (8/16/01): picked up at 220x without filter and an excellent view at
280x.  The PN appears slightly elongated NW-SE, ~40"x35" with a clearly
irregular surface brightness.  The galaxy shining through the north side is
visible as a brighter "knot", but with extended viewing this enhancement is
elongated WNW-ESE, perhaps 15"x8".  A faint star is ~30" off the SW side with
a brighter star ~45" off the SE edge.  Modest contrast gain with UHC filter
although the brightening along the N side was more difficult to detect.

17.5" (7/31/92): easily visible at 100x using an OIII filter and can hold
steadily with direct vision.  Fairly faint, fairly small, almost round, 30"
diameter, estimate V = 14.0-14.3.  Visible without filter using averted
vision.  At 220x viewed without filter; faint, fairly small, appears to be
brighter along the N side, edges not as crisp using this higher power. The
brightening detected along the N edge of the rim at 220x is assumed to be a
very faint anonymous galaxy shining through the planetary.

We1_10  RA 20,31.9 DEC +48,53 MAG ? CSM 18.1b SIZE 190" on 10/16/98.     VIEW IMAGE
Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Abell71 = PK 85+4.1
20 32.4 +47 21
17.5: at 83x and OIII filter; extremely faint, moderately large, roundish,
very low surface brightness but definite with averted.  A pair of stars is
at the S edge.  The planetary may encompass this pair and a second pair is
further E.  Located in a rich star field.

Abell71  RA 20,32.4 DEC +47,21 MAG 14.5 CSM 19.0 SIZE 165"x150" on 10/10/98. At 79X and 134X, extremely faint, unstable, good sized disk, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. There appears to be a few stars in it. Fair response to the O-III filter. Poor response to the UHC filter. No response to the H-B filter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. This is a low power PN. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K4_53  RA 20,42.3 DEC +37,41 MAG 16.1 CSM ? SIZE 20" on 10/08/96.     VIEW IMAGE
At 134X, very faint unsteady disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 169X, the image is best but the disk is still faint and unsteady, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. This is a first known visual sighting.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K4_55  RA 20,45.2 DEC +44,39 MAG ? CSM ? SIZE 27" on 10/14/96.     VIEW IMAGE
At 134X, extremely faint, unsteady disk, requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. It is only visible once in awhile. Poor response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. Not visible at higher powers. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. This is a first known visual sighting.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

K3_78 = PK 088+4.1 = PN G 088.7+04.6
20,45.4 +50,23
MAG 19.5 SIZE 3" on 06/30/00.  At 254X, stellar, very faint, requiring the
UHC filter and averted vision.  Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters.
No response to the H-B filter.  Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
I would have never found this PN without the SEC finderchart.  This PN can't
be MAG 19.5, it is probably around MAG 17.0 or brighter.  This is a first
known visual sighting,
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f/5 reflector.

Abell72 = PK 59-18.1 View Image
20 50.1 +13 33
17.5: at 100x and OIII filter; fairly faint, large, 2' diameter, irregular
shape without crisp edges.  Striking location as mag 8.1 SAO 106544 is just
off the the WSW edge 1.8' from the center!  Mag 8.9 SAO 106544 lies 3.8'
NNE and two mag 11 stars and a mag 13 star are just off the E and SE edges.
A mag 13 star superimposed in the center is probably not the central star.
Also viewed unfiltered at 220x although best view is at low power.
13: faint, large, very diffuse, several faint stars superimposed and a mag
8 star is just off the W end!  A mag 9 star is 4' N and three stars are off
the E edge.

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 07 July 19947, about 00h00 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.0
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Coulter Newtonian 17.5" F/4.5
Magnification: x87
Filters used: UHC, OIII
Object: Abell 72 (PK 59-18 1; PN G059.7-18.7)
Category: Planetary Nebula
Constellation: DEL
Object data: Vmag=13.8; dim.130"x130"; type IIIb; central * Vmag=15.04;
discovered by Abell in 1955. ELCAT: [OIII 495+500]=20xHbeta
RA/DE: 20h50.1m, +1333' (2000); Uranometria 209

Description: at 45x, suspected as a very faint glow that could be mistaken
for a foggy eyepiece artefact; good contrast gain with UHC and very good
one with OIII; at 74x, suspected without filter and well seenwith UHC and
OIII; still suspected at 125x without filter; conclusion: without filter,
nothing clearly seen. At 87x with OIII, big NP, very very faint, perfectly
homogeneous about 3'x2' elongated E-W; a mag8 star is against the W border;
4 stars are scattered on it, one of mag 12 in the center (a little south of
it), one of mag12 at 1'W from center, one of mag14 at 50"NE from the latter
and another of mag14 against the SE edge.

K3_79 = PK 092+5.1 = PN G 092.1+05.8    VIEW IMAGE
20,53.2 +53,46
MAG 17.9 SIZE 12" on 11/04/99.  Tried to find this PN but had no luck.  Did
identify the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" reflector, f/5.

Abell73 = PK 95+7.1
20 56.5 +57 26
17.5: at 105x with OIII filter this object was highly suspected SE of a
group of five stars.  The brightest star in this group is an unequal double
star (mag 10/13 at 18").  Appears extremely faint, moderately large, just
visible for moments using averted vision.

Abell73  RA 20,56.4 DEC +57,26 MAG 17.0 CSM 21.1p SIZE 80"x66"on 10/04/97 & 09/12/99. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc7008 = PK 93+5.2
21 00.6 +54 33
13: bright planetary with unusual structure and several stars involved.
The striking complete annular ring is elongated SW-NE.  A mag 14 central
star mag is visible as well as a mag 14 star at the NE edge and a faint
star is off the W edge.  A small brighter knot marks the ENE end.  The
planetary is located just N of h1606 = 9.3/10.2 at 18" separation.
8: unusual structure, curves S on the W side.  A faint star is embedded.

NGC 7008 = PK 93+5.2 (7/2000)
21 00 32.7 +54 32 36
V = 10.7; Size 98"x75"
This beautiful, highly structured PN is situated just north of a wide double
star (9.3/10.2 at 18"). At 280x, the annular oval is elongated SSW-NNE,
~90"x65". A bright 30" irregular knot is prominent at the NE end. The SW end
of the major axis has a fainter condensation and the rim is clearly dimmest
near the double star. The mag 14 central star shines steadily as a does a
slightly fainter mag 14.5 on the NE edge. Just off the W edge is another 14th
magnitude star. The darker center is faintly luminous and the surface
brightness is irregular over the entire oval giving a mottled, wispy
appearance.

Ngc7008 = 21H00.6 +5433' Swan
To the 13 inch G155x+OIII, triangular aspect with a brilliant star of Mv :9.3 to 18'' to the south. Condensations are visible to the N0, South and NOT. That the NO LONGER is the large and brilliant. Without filter one notes 3 star in the cloudy whose central of mag : 13.2. (14.08/98 T=3 S=3)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

CRL2688 = PK 80-6.1 = IV ZW 67 = Egg Nebula = UGC 11668
21 02.3 +36 42
13: the "Egg Nebula" appears as a faint double object easily visible at
220x, elongated SSW-NNE.  The SSW component is stellar and faint while the
NNE component is brighter and slightly non-stellar.  Located 4.1' ESE of
mag 7.7 SAO 70809.  Also listed as UGC 11668, a pair of compact galaxies,
mag 14.0 and 15.5.  The classification status of this object is not certain
and listed as a possible PN in ESO-Strausberg catalogue.

Egg Nebula (Proto PN), RA 21,02.3 DEC +36,42 MAG 13.5p CSM 12.3 SIZE 16" on 11/21/98. Looked at the Egg Nebula using a polarizer filter. At 254X, the Egg Nebula normally looks like two close blobs, one larger than the other. When the polarlizer filter is rotated around the field of view, the smaller blob almost disappears and the larger blob isn't as bright. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Egg Nebula, PK 080-06.1
RA 21,02.3 DEC +36,42 MAG 12.0 SIZE 24"x6" SKY 09 URA 121 MILL 1147
This PN was discovered by Tom Murdock in 1974.
Also known as CRL 2688, the Cygnus Egg, RAFGL 2688 and V 1610 Cyg
Field Description:  At 62.5X it looks like a faint star.  No response to the O-III, UHC or H-B filters.  At 100X it looks like a faint close double star. At 200X, the two components are aligned roughly north-south with the larger component being on the north side.  Identified the field in a photograph. There is an 8th MAG star about 4' to the west.
Observed at Navaho Flats on 06/19/01 by Kent Wallace using an 8" f/10 SCT.
NOTE:  This object is classified as a possible PN by Kohoutek in his first update list and in the SEC.  This PN was named the Egg Nebula by Mike Merrill in 1974 (see Sky & Telescope, January 1975, page 21).

Ngc7009 = PK 37-34.1 = Saturn Nebula See Image
21 04.2 -11 22
17.5: extremely bright, fairly small, very high surface brightness,
blue-green color, about 30" diameter to the main oval body.  At 412x, the
two famous ansae are easily visible extending WSW-ENE from the oval disc
using direct vision.  The western extension is brighter and a very small
knot is visible at moments with concentration at the tip of the W
extension. A faint outer shell surrounds the bright disc.  9/14/85, 7/5/86,
8/13/88, 8/10/91.
13: similar to 17.5", but the eastern extension is more difficult to view.
7/16/82 and 9/3/83.
8: bright, small, blue-green, high surface brighness.  Rays or ansae
suspected, particularly on W side in excellent seeing at 200x. 10/13/81

Ngc7009 - Pk37-34.1 = 21H04.10 -1121' Aquarius
Proper noun : Cloudy Saturn
To the T140, the cloudy planetary appears brilliant with a strong central condensation to 100x. One notes it slightly blue - green. It presents a form lengthened. Recognizable to 20s of G. An interesting object that necessitates a great opening to to be detailed. ( 04/10/97 T=2 S=1 )
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

PRMG1  RA 21,05.9 DEC -37,08 MAG 16.7 CSM 17.5 SIZE 8" on 09/30/97. At 254X, very faint, stellar, unsteady image requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. This PN is at DEC -37,08 so lots of muck factor. This is a first known visual sighting. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

NGC7026 = PK 89+0.1 See Image
21 06 18.4 +47 51 08
V = 10.9;  Size 29"x13"

17.5" (7/9/99): fascinating object at 380x observed with and without UHC
filter.  The double-lobed structure is clearly visible with the western lobe
slightly elongated N-S and containing a brighter center.  The eastern knot
also has a quasi-stellar center at moments with direct vision and the knot
has an irregular outline.  Using the UHC, the lobes are more cleanly
separated and the small fainter halo which encases the two bright lobes is
more obvious.  A mag 11 star is just 0.5' NE of center.

13": at 333x appears fairly bright, very small, elongated WSW-ENE.  Two
brighter condensations at the opposite ends are possibly barely detached at
the center.  Forms a double at low power with a comparable mag 11 star 27" NE of center.

Ngc7026 - Pk89+0.1 = 21H06.18 +4751' Swan
To the 8 inch G48x, the cloudy planetary is punctual and resembles a star doubles. It is recognizable to only 123x. TO 240x, it patrol, haziness to them uncertain limit. One notes a structure well intermittently granular tenuous and a brilliant central condensation. The cloudy planetary appears slightly bluish. It is contrasted and doit to be accessible in a T115. One notes the presence of a star of Mag 11.7 to some seconds of the cloudy planetary. Easy to notice. (20/09/1997 T=3 S=2 )
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

NGC7027 = PK 84-3.1 See Image
21 07 01.7 +42 14 10
V = 8.5;  Size 18"x11"

17.5" (10/2/99): At 100x, the small greenish disc is very prominent but a
higher powers appears bluish.  Easily takes very high power and the view
unfiltered at 380x and 500x was striking.  Appears elongated 3:2 NW-SE,
0.3'x0.2', with two distinct lobes.  The NW knot is slightly brighter at at
times a stellar spot or star appears embedded at its SW tip.  At 500z, the
two knots are encased in a very small common halo which extends further out
on the N side.  The southern edge of both knots has a sharp, flat appearance.

13": at 288x; small, bright, unusually high surface brightness, elongated
NW-SE.  There are two distinct overlapping nuclei and a narrow dark lane
possibly separates these two condensations.

Ngc7027 - Pk84-3.1 = 21H07.01 +4214' Swan
To the 8 inch, the Cloudy planetary is recognizable that to 123x of G or it appears blue, patrol and very brilliant. TO 240x one notes an irregular halo around a brilliant central condensation. The Cloudy planetary has a rectangular form and it appears green blue. It has to be accessible to the T115 G100x to 150x. ( 23/09/1997 T=2 S=2)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

K3_80  RA 21,07.7 DEC +41,11 MAG 17.1 CSM ? SIZE 6" on 10/16/98. Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Couldn't identify the field in the SEC finderchart. The PN is in a dusty region of the Milky Way. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

We1_11  RA 21,10.9 DEC +50,47 MAG ? CSM >21.0b SIZE 25" on 10/16/98.     VIEW IMAGE
Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.  Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Sh1_89 = PK 89-0.1 = Sharpless1_89    VIEW IMAGE
21 14.0 +47 45
13: at 79x with OIII filter; extremely faint (cannot hold steadily), small,
almost round.  Requires averted vision to glimpse but cleanly visible for
moments, estimate V = 15.0.  A brighter star is on the SE edge.

Sh1_89  RA 21,14.1 DEC +47,44 MAG 14.5 CSM 19.7p SIZE 44"x29" on 10/04/97. At 134X, fair sized disk requiring the O-III filter and averted vision. Fair response to the O-III & UHC filters. No response to the H-B filter. At 169X, the image is best. The disk is elongated and still requires the O-III filter with averted vision. At 254X, the image isn't very good. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

Ngc7048 = PK 88-1.1 View Image
21 14.3 +46 17
17.5: bright, fairly large, elongated N-S.  Extends between a mag 10.5 star
just off the S end (46" from the center) and a mag 13 star off the N end
(1.0' from center).  Extremely faint stars are superimposed at the W and
NNE edge.  Slightly brighter along the W and E side of disc and has a
slightly darker center (weakly annular).  No central star vislible.
Located 3.3' ENE of mag 8 SAO 50601.

Ngc7048 = 21H14.2 +4616'     View Image
To the T302 G155x+OIII, It is situated to 3.5' NO of a star of mag: 10. One
notes it oval on an axis NS. It is flash of uniform and without details.
Without filter, it is blurred, oval. Rich star field. its ring aspect will be
accessible in a T250. (14/08/98 T=2 S=2)
Damien Ponsot, France  (Legend: T=Transparency; S=Seeing (1=Very Good, 5= Very Bad)

Abell74 = PK 72-17.1    VIEW IMAGE
21 16.8 +24 10
17.5: at 82X and OIII filter; sighting uncertain although possibly seen as
an extremely faint and extremely large hazy region to the W of a mag 8
star, about 10' diameter.  Several stars are involved particularly along
the W edge.  M+04-50-004 = Z471-002 at 15.0z is superimposed 2' N of center of the pn!  On POSS, appears ~13'x12' and extremely low surface brightness.

Abell74: (S.G. 8/21,22/98; Sierra Buttes, 17.5")
A little later in the evening I tracked down a much more difficult low
surface brightness planetary, Abell 74, in Vulpecula. Of special interest
is a tiny mag 15 galaxy (CGCG 471-2) which shines through the dim disc of
the planetary. The planetary itself is just an extremely weak glow in the
milky way using an OIII filter at 100x, at least 10' in diameter.

Abell74 = PK 072-17.1 = PN G 072.7-17.1
21,16.9 +24,09
MAG 15.8 SIZE 871"x791" on 10/30/99.  Tried to find this PN but had no luck.
Could not identify the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" reflector, f/5.

We2_245  RA 21,18.1 DEC +43,49 MAG ? CSM ? SIZE 35" on 10/16/98.     VIEW IMAGE
Tried to find this PN but had no luck. Identified the field in the SEC finderchart.
Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

M1_77  RA 21,19.1 DEC +46,19 MAG ? CSM 12.1 SIZE 7" on 11/10/96. Found the star shown in the SEC finderchart to be M 1-77. The star is relatively bright. No response to the O-III, UHC or the H-B filters. Identified the field exactly. Perhaps the nebula is hidden by the central star. Kent Wallace, Navaho Flats, California, 20" f 5.0 reflector.

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