Observer: Jonathan Wojack
Your skills: Beginning
Date and UT of Observation: 1997 July 18, 0210-0215
Location: 75.33.00 W 39.45.00N 100M elevation (Wilmington, DE,
Site classification: city
Limiting magnitude: (zenith) +3.5
Seeing: 5 out of 10, 75% clear
Moon up, phase: Yes, full
Instrument: 15.24 cm Dobinson
Filters used: None
Object: M57(NGC 6720)
Category: Planetary Nebula
Data: Magnitude +9, annular, 80"x60".
RA/DEC: 18 hours, 51.7 minutes. 32 degrees and 58 minutes north
(Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Two) .
Description: This is the famous Ring Nebula! This was my second
attempt in finding it. I couldn't get the ring; I only saw a faint
globe about 3' across. It was beautiful! A must see for everyone!
It was my second nebula seen, M42 being the first, the most famous
nebula. I sure would like to see this in a light bucket