Basic object information

Name: vdB 97 or Sh2-302
Type of object: Bright nebula

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 07h 32m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -16 54' 00"

Constellation: Puppis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Fataga, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 30/31.1.2005 23:05

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 20x

Filter: UHC/O-III

Field: 149'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 44
Visuality: IV
Weather: +10C, windy

This is an interesting field. I tough I saw a faint arc in the north but there is nothing in pictures. But it must be real, because it was obvious... The nebula in the middle could be vdB 97 and a little patch in south is probably part of Sh 2-302. Anyway, all nebulae were extremely faint and they were visible only with averted vision and UHC or O-III filters. It would be nice to see other sketches of this field.