Ring Nebula

Observed:  Points: 10

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General Info

TypePlanetary Nebula
Right ascension18h53'34.900''
Size1.400 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6720, M57
Discovered 1779 Antoine Darquier

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Very detailed under tonight's conditions. Very pronounced ring shape with a hint of color

Ring Nebula

Celestron 127eq
10 points

A friend joined me at my dark site with her telescope last night. We quickly figured out that her StarPointer wasn't working, so we just used my scope. After showing her some sights (Pleiades, Andromeda, Great Hercules Cluster, etc.) I decided to take a peek at the ring nebula. Small and round, I found that looking directly at it I couldn't make out the ring shape, but by focusing to the side of my FOV I could make out the darker interior.

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