Ring Nebula

Ring Nebula

Description of object: The planetary nebula M57 is also known as the Ring Nebula in Lyra. This bright object is a popular target for small telescopes, but its small size can make it easy to miss if sweeping too quickly. See Below for a closer view of the nebula.

Image Information: 00:42 May 19, 2002. The images on this page were created from a single 30 second exposure.  

Moon Illumination: 44%

Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD Camera.

Ring Nebula Crop