Planetary Nebula in Lyra
and delicate in 12mm. Always seems to be 'out of focus'
inside the ring so a nice contrast, surroundings quite dark
in 18mm eyepiece, an eyepiece I should use more!
appears out of focus in 12mm tonight
larger than I have ever seen, is this because the Moon is so
Appears really bright and well defined with a nice dark central
hole even though the sky is still not dark at 11:20pm
Very clearly an oval rather than a circle, especially with
inverted vision and moments of good seeing
Viewed tonight with 25mm eyepiece which mad a small but well
defined ring of M57 with a nice central hole
Experimented with viewing through 7mm, 18mm and 25mm Orthos as
well as 12mm Plossl. 7mm was as expected poor, unable to focus.
18mm was OK but not as sharp as 25mm
Best view through 12mm where field seemed to be much darker
Testing the new focuser on some easy objects!
A very dark but star studded FOV in 12mm with the Ring Nebula
floating with it and really sharp, now for M71!
It's amazing how small yet how well defined The Ring Nebula is
In 12mm a nice dark central hole and perhaps a hint of colour in
moments of good seeing?
Although the evening skyglow has washed out the FOV The Ring
Nebula is still nicely defined and sharp
Bright but not very sharp in 12mm with Barlow at a magnification
However, the oval shape is well defined and a clear centre
although no sign of the central star
Sits in a very rich starfield, especially in 25mm where it
appears as a hazy ring
Very easy to locate, appears as a fuzzy oval in 18mm and 12mm
but no sign of the central star although the dark centre is nice
and clear, especially with inverted vision
The region of sky around Lyra, Sagitta, Delphinus and Vulpecular
is just wonderful with any eyepiece
Tonight with a bit of cloud coming and going M57 is not as
sharp as some nights, but is so distinct and easy to locate,
although so tiny
Viewing on a very sharp evening using all eyepieces and Barlow
Large and well defined at all magnifications, especially using
In 12mm the oval shape is well defined with a clear hole in the
Really sharp in 18mm tonight with a nice dark central hole and
obvious oval shape with a hint of blue within it
Big but hazy and not well defined, perhaps because of the dew