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RA: 12h 44m 45.45s
Dec: −54° 31′ 11.4″
Ch: MSA:973, U2:429, SA:25
Ref: SIMBAD, [2003A&A...399..141M]
Type: reflection nebula
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.445′ x 0.724′
= GN 12.41.9, Other designations: Boomerang
Class: CN (cometary nebula)
12-inch f/10 SCT (95x, 218x, 346x)
I had to go back and only had success after the second night trying to observed this small, very faint object. First impression appears just like a small-elongated galaxy. I estimate this elongated nebula N-S just about 1' in size. It appears with careful observation like two out of focus 11Magnitude stars closely on top of one another. The double lobbed nebula appears even in brightness except for a small broken middle area. Very difficult and need a lot of patients and skill to observed.
Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmsophere stable with little interference.
This planetary nebula has the shape of a tiny minute bow tie with its two faint nodes which are extremely faint and that they are seen as soft pale glows of grayish light which are are just on the brink of visibiiity at 167x.This planetary nebula measures 1'x 0.7'.
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