VELA
by Steve Coe
13.1" f/5.6 unless noted

NGC 2626 Faint, pretty large, round, not brighter in the middle at 150X. UHC filter does not help much on this nebula.

NGC 3132 Bright, large, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 15, much brighter in the middle with a stellar nucleus at 150X. This is a very nice planetary with a 10th mag central star that is obvious at all powers. Averted vision makes the nebulosity grow around the star. I have seen this nebula as either grey or light green on
every occasion I have observed it.