(IAAC) Obj: M57 Ring Nebula - Inst: Orion 6" Dob
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6/27/98 9:44 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - (severe twilight)
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Object(s): M57 Ring Nebula
Category: Planetary nebula.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
As a test, I tried to see if I could find this obejct when the sky was still
somewhat lit with twilight. Vega was the only star visible naked eye in the
immediate vacinity, however I was easily able to find this by locating beta
and gamma in the finder scope and then sweeping the line between them.
M57 appeared faint and little detail was visible. However, it was visible. At
high power, just a hint of the ring structure was visible.
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