Basic object information
Object name: IC 418
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 9.3
Size: 12.0"
Magnitude of central star: 10.2
Object classification: 4
Description: vS,B
Notes: 11 mag star in nebulous disk

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 05h 27m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -12 42' 00"

Constellation: Lepus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Säijä, Lempäälä, Finland
Date/Time: 13/14.2.2008 20:30

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 300x


Field: 14'

NE Lim.mag: 5.3

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 4

Visuality: I

Height: 15

Weather: -7C, windy, almost half Moon

About 11 mag stellar object at low magnifications which responds well to O-III. An obvious disk at 300x, somewhat brighter in the middle. It looks mainly round but sometimes slightly elliptical depending on seeing.