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(IAAC) Obj: M57 (Ring Nebula) - Inst: 20" f/5 dobsonian



Observers: Randy Rogers, Jason Ware
Your skills: Intermediate or Advanced
Date/time of observation: 1998-03-21/22
Location of site: South of Atoaka, OK, USA (Lat 45 N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: Unknown
Seeing: Steady
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f/5 dobsonian (enhanced optics Obsession)
Magnification: 564x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M57 (Ring Nebula)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 4+3
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Last night myself and two other guys from the Dallas astro club went
to the club's dark sky site S of Atoaka OK. (See previous log for M42.)
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We also saw (first time I ever have seen it!) the central star in M-57
(Ring Neb) at 564X.  Both Jason's  saw it as well, and it was their
first time as well.  Seeing was very steady!  Believe it or not, higher
powers improve the contrast of fainter objects.
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[See also later log for Cen A from this night...]
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Clear skies,
Randy J. Rogers
stardot@mcione.com