Object: Emission/refl. nebula NGC 896           Constell: CAS

RA: 02h 25.8m           Decl: +61° 59'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size:                   Type: 

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 15./16.10. 1993, 02.50 

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 40x               Filter: O-III
Field: 83'              NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 3 
Weather: Suprisingly bright background. -2 °C.

Brightness: 4           Alt: 75°
Description: Almost as bright without the O-III filter. Two
parts seen: The northern one is brighter and the star embedded
in it was visible even through the filter. The nebulosity is
slightly brighter near the W edge.

The southern part is clearly concentrated towards the star in it
(which was visible only w/o the O-III). 

The nebula is on the SW edge of a pretty obvious group of stars.
diam. about 20' and #stars=15.