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Old 25-12-2006, 08:25 AM
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NGC 2736 Pencil Nebula NB

Scope/Date
12” GSO Dobsonian/ 25-Dec-06

Seeing/Transparency/Wind
Poor/Very Good/Strong

Moon phase
The Moon had set.

Constellation
Vela, part of Vela SNR

Description
I picked it up by sweeping with a 26mm EP and UHC filter.
It was a very faint streak 14’ long using a 26mm Meade Plossl EP (58X & 58’ field) and Lumicon UHC filter.
It was only just visible with averted vision using a 13mm Hyperion EP (115X & 40’ field) and no filter.
It was fainter than mag 12.5 NGC 3373 which I also saw this morning.

This image shows what I saw only it was a bit fainter for me.
http://www.hwy.com.au/~sjquirk/images/n2736.html

Here is a detailed image.
http://www.astrosurf.com/antilhue/ng...cil_nebula.htm

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Old 01-01-2007, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the report, I'll have to chase this one down.
How much harder was it to see in the 26mm without the UHC filter?
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:10 PM
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Haven't tried recently without the UHC in the 26mm EP. It might be a bit brighter than the Hyperion because there is less glass in the EP.
I have seen it with my 10" scope, 26mm & UHC.
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