8" Orion DSE

Object: NGC 6742
Obs. place: Rajakylä, Vantaa, Finland
Date: 1./2.9.2005
NE Lim. mag: 6.1m
Background sky: 2-3
Seeing: 2
Weather: Superb, Milky way almost detailed (Great Rift visible), M34 easy with NE (!), +9°C, humidity ~77%, no wind, star colors very vivid (very good transparency), all time (Rajakylä) best?

Description: Shamefully easy with O-III, even @ 60x. Round, fairly faint planetary without details. Sharp edges.
NGC 6742 with 8" Orion DSE @ 200x