(IAAC) Obj: M57 Ring Nebula - Inst: 6" Orion Dobsonian


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6/14/98 11:45 PM CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 319 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6" Orion Dobsonian
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M57 Ring Nebula
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Easily found. Lower power shows a blurry, small round object - however
the edges appear sharper than a globular cluster. Higher power shows
the darker core that gives this object its name. I could not detect
any hint of color, nor of the central star.
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