(IAAC) Obj: Ring nebula (M 57) - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, eq. mount

Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 27. April 2001.
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat
44.5, Elev 10 m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial
Magnification: 40x, 100x, 290x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Ring nebula (M 57)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 8.8  size 1.4'x1.0'
Position: RA 18h 54m  DEC +33 2'
Beautiful, quite large and bright deep sky object in Lyra. It is one
of the finest and most popular planetary nebula. At 40x I have easily
found it, it was looking like a small disc. Switching magnification
easily showed its slightly elongated disc nature. I have then switched
to 290x to draw sketch, but no further details were visible.  Field of
view is peppered with many faint stars, even at 290x. Sketch is
available at the URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://natkobajic.netfirms.com
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