N203/1200mm Orion SkyQuest
Object: Abell 78 / PK 81-14.1
Obs. place: Rajakylä, Vantaa, Finland
NE Lim.mag: 5.8m
Background sky: 3
Weather: +11°C, humidity 86%, scattered clouds.
Description: Very difficult - central star easy being at about 13.0 magnitude. Something strongly suspected surrounding the central star with the O-III filter... round, even brightness, Vmag ~15. Central star appears brighter with the filter? Easy to find - nicely flanked by two 8th magnitude stars.
Note: Observation confirmed by Mr. Lehtosaari. Altitude of the object ~62°.
Abell 78 with 8" Orion DSE @ 160x + O-III