(IAAC) M57 - Inst: 8" LX-200

Observer: Mack Julian
Your Skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: June 15 11:00 UT
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico (35.1oN 106.7oW)
Site classification: Country
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6.0
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 2
moon up/phase: Down
Instrument: Meade 8" LX-200
Magnification: 133x
Filters used: None
Object: Ring
Category: Planetary Nebula
Constellation: Lyr
Object Diameter:   1.2'
RA/DE:  18h53m35s +3302'06" (apparent)
Description:  Viewed at 77x, 133x and 200x. best viewed at 133x.
To the east-southeast of the rings eastern edge there is a star
that is easily seen with averted vision and sometimes directly.
I believe this star is GSC02642-0433 a 12.5 mag star on the edge
of the ring.. The center blackness was also seen.
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