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RA: 19h 30m 19s
Dec: +18° 16′ 20″
Ch: MSA:1220, U2:162, SA:16
Type: reflection nebula
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 4′ x 4′
Pos (1950.0) 19:27.4, +18:20
Size: 4x4 (blue), 3x3 (red).
= DG 159, Bernes 17, GN 19.28.1, Other designations: Sh82
Class: C+E (emission and reflection neb)
Photo index by Jim Lucyk: Deep Sky #11 Su85 p21, Sky & Tel. 6/88 p605
Sh 2-82: This challenging object lies two degrees south of the Coathanger, Collinder 399. This combination reflection and emmission nebula, lit by an 11th magnitude star, is 7' wide and irregularly round. It is termed moderately bright in the 1965 catalogue of nebulae by Beverly T. Lynds. Its position is easy to find next to a 7th magnitude star. Not seen in a 6" telescope.
Rajanen (Kauppi, Tampere, Finland) observing with a 8-inch f/5, writes in the The Webb Society Nebulae and Clusters Section Report No. 11, January 1993: "Elongated N-S with star in both ends and a brightening in western corner. Shape rather ill-defined. (x76, OIII filter) 50-60% Moon. [POSS shows dark regions along western edge and lanes to north and near star at this end.]"
Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty large, round and not brighter in the middle at 100X. It is just barely seen without the UHC filter, the UHC helps quite a bit. There are two stars involved."
25cm - a f spot @ 62x/95x. not consp as cl. BS, 6Oct1981, Anderson Mesa.
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