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Dean Johnson

    [quote author=sregener link=topic=233.msg1550#msg1550 date=1207133619]
    I'd found NGC 2371/2 a few months back on a pretty good night.  With a filter, they were moderately bright even in the city.  The dimmer half took averted vision to be sure of.

    The trick with planetaries is to crank up the power because otherwise, they do look like stars unless there's a tell-tale color difference.  I could check my logs, but I probably used 200X as well.