(IAAC) Obj: M57, Albiero - Inst: 20x60 Soviet binoculars
Observer: Michael Boschat
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Sept.13/14 0100-0130 UT
Location of site: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Lat 44N, Elev 58m)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20x60 Soviet binoculars
Object(s): M57, Albiero
Category: Planetary nebula. Multiple star.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
Just general observing I was able to "split" Beta Cygni ( Alberio )
with the 20x60's. I then looked at M57 the Ring Nebula in Lyrae.
it was seen as a very small faint oval.
I am about 3 1/2 miles from the center of downtown and I can see
faint stars to 5.5 on good clear nights. Not bad for a city dweller.
Optional related URLs: http://www.atm.dal.ca/~andromed
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