Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations

Lyra

The Lyre

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC6779; M5619:16.6+30 11Globular Cluster8.37.1'46KLYSeptember 27 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl; 12.5mmOr; 6.3mmPlosslSmall, bright, fuzzy and enresolved. Bright field star nearby.
NGC6720/M57/PK063+13.1/Ring Nebula18:53.6+33 02Planetary Nebula8.870" x 150"1.4KLYApril 20 1997 Farmborough Heights250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlosslUHCRound smoke-ring shape easily seen al low power. At high power with UHC the slightly elliptical shape becomes apparent. No central star visible.
NGC6720/M57/PK063+13.1/Ring Nebula18:53.6+33 02Planetary Nebula8.870" x 150"1.4KLYJuly 2 2019 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAUHC/OIIILooks great without and with the filters. The outer edge is enhanced using the filters.
NGC6720/M57/PK063+13.1/Ring Nebula18:53.6+33 02Planetary Nebula8.870" x 150"1.4KLYJuly 20 2020 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mmNaglerTIUHC/OIIIAnother look at it through the larger scope. Looms large and impressive at 200X. Slightly oval, thick outer ring and lighter "hole of the donut'. Better without the filters. They tended to blur it.
Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations