Object: Galaxy IC 1296 (and MESSIER 57) Constell: LYR RA: 18h 53.3m Decl: +33° 04.0' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 14.8m(p) Size: 1.2'x0.9' Type: SBbc Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Lysvik, Sweden Date/Time: 12./13.3.1993, ?? Telescope: N 400/1800 Magn: 360x Filter: Field: 8' NE Lim.mag: 5.8m Background sky: 3 Seeing: 2-3 Weather: Brightness: 5 Alt: 30° Description: Very faint and small. Near (Very near) M 57. Almost stellar, slightly nebulous at HM (not only because poor collimation...). Strongly and sharply concentrated. M57 drawn only as a reference of size and distance: original (night-time) drawing included only rough shape and place.