(IAAC) OBS M57 (Ring Nebula) 12.5" f/4.8

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: May 26 04:30UT
Location: Gunstock, NH, USA (43.5oN, 71.3oW)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6.2
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 3
moon up/phase: down
Instrument: 12.5" f/4.8 dob newtonian
Magnification: 55x, 85x
Filters used: none
Object: M57 (Ring Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula
Constellation: Lyra
Object diameter: ?
RA/DE: 18:52 +33o01
Description: Slight elongation to NE and SW. Some
reddish tinting visible in S edge of disk. Central
star glimpsed at higher power! Some nebulosity was
visible throughout inside of disk.
Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer dedalus@alum.mit.edu http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren