(IAAC) Obj: M57 (n6720) - Instrument: 4.5" Newtonian

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Name of observer: Donald Munson
Observing skills then: Beginner
Date/time of observation: 1998/08/05 06:00:00 (UT?)
Site type: Suburban
Location: Waldorf, MD
Limiting magnitude: 5
Sky transparancy: 5/9
Seeing: 5/9
Moon presence:  16.219 degrees altitude,  90.5 % illuminated
Instrument: 4.5" Polaris Newtonian
Power(s) used: 54x
Filter(s) used: None
Object: M57 (n6720)
Object category: Planetary Nebula.
Object class: 4+3
Constellation: Lyr
Object data: mag 9.7 14.8 mag star  size 86" by 62"/150"
Position: 185335.09+330144.5
Small fuzzy and faint at 54x. Nearly the size Jupiter's disk
I could see the outside of the donut shape using averted vision.
No stars visible associated with the Planetary Nebula...

Donald Munson

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