(IAAC) Obj: M57 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/09/20 1h11
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M57
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 8.8  size ­71"
Position: RA 18:54  DEC 33:02
The most known planetary nebula, undoubtedly. Halfway between the stars Sheliak and Sulafat, in Lyrae. With 9x, the Ring Nebula is stellar in apparence, like many planetary nebulas. At the time of its observation, not to confuse with the star TYC 2642-521-1 (magv = 8,8), which is just NNW.
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