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Quote:Nice sketch. IC 2149 looks easy to find on a star chart. I tried to find and see it with no success. It is a small object from what I have read.
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Quote:Question: The sketch is labeled IC 2140, not 2149. Which is correct?
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Gaaa! Good catch, IC 2149 is correct. The sketch label is wrong. I apologize on behalf of my fat fingers.
Pete, yea, I remember the dust cloud animations. I began observing again in Panama (8 degrees north) in 1994. Not sure how much that was affected having forgotten about Pinatubo by then. Man, if my views were dimmed, I'm gonna be *BLEEP* for missing something that far south. Gotta go back and repeat them all.
I declare it the tiniest object in the whole wide world.
An H-Beta filter? I wished I read that earlier today. My best view was with an OIII at 508. I'll revisit the object Tuesday evening.
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Quote: I declare it the tiniest object in the whole wide world.
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Quote:Quote:Nice sketch. IC 2149 looks easy to find on a star chart. I tried to find and see it with no success. It is a small object from what I have read. You are correct. In my XT8, I didn't see it as non-stellar until I upped the power to 192x. It's also one of the very few planetaries I've received any response from a H-Beta filter.-Nick Anderson