Object: Planetary nebula ABELL 39 Constell: HER RA: 16h 27.5m Decl: +27° 54' Epoch:2000 Mag: 13.0m (v) Size: 174'' Type: 2c Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 31./1. 3.-4.1995, 0.245 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 40x Filter: O-III Field: 83x NE Lim.mag: 6.0m Background sky: 2 Seeing: 3 Weather: Good. MW low N but still vB. -8 °C. Freezing. Brightness: 5 Alt: Description: Very faint but still clear. Only visible with averted vision. For the most time only a indefinite blob of light is visible but at moments of good seeing a fairly sharp- edged disk could be seen. The middle seems to be somewhat fainter than the edges - don't give the impression of a ring though.