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Type: planetary nebula
Mag: B=12.2, V=?
Me 2-1: Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12M; 6" diameter; faint and small disc; requires higher-x (>200x); N-filter wouldn't hurt."
PN G342.1+27.5 – MERILL: 201 - LIBRA
RA: 15h19m23s - DEC: -23o26'50" - Magnitude: 12 - Size: 6"
Tel: 16" S/C - 290x - 462x - Date: 29 April 2009 – Polokwane – Vis 5.2+-
One of the most difficult glow's even laid eyes on. With averted vision the faint dot disappears but direct show an out of focus star with a soft edge. There seems to be a faint star on the western periphery. The galaxy IC4538 is 15 arc minutes to the west.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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