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(IAAC) OBS M57 (Ring Nebula) 7x35 binos



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-12, 05:30 UT
Location: Sheepsfold, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: suburban
Limiting magnitude: 5.7
Seeing: 4 - med poor
Moon up: no
Instrument: 35mm binos hand-held
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: none
Object: M57 (Ring Nebula)
Category: planetary nebula
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 9.0; 86"x62"
RA/DE: 18h53 +33o02
Description: Confirmed the position of the Ring relative
to Bet and Gam Lyr in the 7x35 bino field. Appearance was
obviously non-stellar, but no other features apparent.
It's often sort of thrilling to find "deep-sky" objects
with a simple binocular sweep! No detail at all was seen
in M57, but it WAS exciting to confirm that my binos will
go down to 9th magnitude with a dark sky and patience. :)

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