NUFORC Sighting 176686

Occurred: 2023-07-10 23:56 Local
Reported: 2023-07-11 03:37 Pacific
Duration: 20 SECONDS
No of observers: 0

Location: winchester, VA, USA
Location details: Area just below the double star Alberio in Cygnu

Shape: Oval
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Changed Colo

While scanning the area below Alberio, I saw a flash and then a smoke ring.

While scanning the area below the star Alberio in my telescope, I noticed a flash of light and then a smoke ring appeared and lasted a few seconds and faded out. The ring looked similar to the Ring Nebula, but with brighter blues. I was using a 12in Dob. With a 32mm wide-angle eyepiece. I have been observing the skies for over 60 years, and never saw anything like this. It was beautiful but strange

Posted 2023-07-29

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