Re: (IAAC) M57
>RA/DEC: 18 hours, 51.7 minutes. 32 degrees and 58 minutes north
>(Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Two) .
>Description: This is the famous Ring Nebula! This was my second
>attempt in finding it. I couldn't get the ring; I only saw a faint
>globe about 3' across. It was beautiful! A must see for everyone!
>It was my second nebula seen, M42 being the first, the most famous
>nebula. I sure would like to see this in a light bucket
you don't need high aperture to view this object, M57 as a ring. i can
clearly make it out as a ring
in a 60mm scope.. 70-80mm is easier. It takes repeated viewing actually, a
view from a dark site,
moonless night would have been better. You can try a nebula filter from the
city, which helps
somewhat too..a UHC filter is best for that aperture.
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