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Type: planetary nebula
Mag: B=16.2, V=?
Discovered by Harlow Shapley (1936, Harvard College Observatory Bulletin, 902, 26).
by Jim Lucyk: Astronomy mag. 6/87 p102, Burnhams V2 p1175, Universe Guide to Stars & Planets (Ridpath & Tirion) p114
= Shapley 1
15cm - mod f lg puff vis w/o filts @ 50x, m12.0 total. 140x: 50" diam, circ, w/o concen. m13.5 * at center. another * off E edge. BS, 26Feb1990, LCO.
Shapley 1 – PN G 329.0+1.9 - NORMA
RA: 15h51m42s - DEC: -51o31'00" - Magnitude: 12.6 - Size: 72"
Tel: 16" S/C - 290x – 462x - Date: 29 April 2009 – Polokwane – Vis 5.2+-
A soft round glow easy seen. Large inner halo in the middle, with a star just glimpse. The south eastern part of the nebula seems slightly thicker and brighter. A string of faint stars draping off to the south of the planetary to a magnitude 7 star situated around 5 arc minute away.
Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmosphere stable with little interference.
This planetary nebula's oval shape of soft light is clearly seen at 214*while the central star of this diffuse planetary nebula is just on the brink of visibilty at this magnification.At 57*this planetary nebula is seen as an out of focus star.Shapley 1 has a greenish surface at both 167*and 214*.This planetary nebula measures 2.6'*0.8'.The nucleus of this planetary nebula grows slightly brighter in the center of this nebula compared to the far outskirts of this nebula.
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