M57 The Ring Nebula

Planetary nebula in Lyra
RA: 18h 53m
DEC: +33º 01´
Mag: 9.3

Scope/lens: Celestron C8 w/ F/6.3 reducer
Mount: GM 8
Guiding: ST-4 autoguider
Guidescope: 62mm refractor (300mm f/5) w/ 2X barlow

Film: Fuji 400 Super G
Exposure: 15 minutes

Location: Goleta, CA (backyard)
Date: 6/21/98

Getting bolder! Despite not having an adequate guidescope I try the 300mm with the C8 at prime focus. At least you can tell it's M57.

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