Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:48 PM
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75x magnification: Small, soft circular disk, with a hint of slight elongation. O-III adds contrast and there was a hint of brightness in the center of it. A 14.75 magnitude star to the southwest and a 15.3 magnitude star to the southeast of NGC7354 were observed at this magnification just outside of the disk.
225x magnification: A third star with a magnitude of 14.9 was observed just outside of the disk to the west. Using an O-III, the NE and SW edges of the disk were fainter and I could see a brightened edge to the nebula around the rest of the disk with a fainter center. I detected a faint, diffuse haze outside of the brighter borders and there may have been a hint of the central star as it looked slightly grainy in the center of the disk.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:36 AM
That Hyperion zoom eyepiece is a fine piece of equipment, don't you think?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:00 AM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:36 PM
Not a bright planetary but you captured some great structure
with this one.