M57

Ring Nebula

Designation:
M57
Object Type:
Planetary Nebula
Right Ascention:
18h 54m
Declination:
+33° 2'
Magnitude:
8.8
Distance:
2,300 light years
Constellation:
Lyra

Image Source: NASA, ESA, C.R. Robert O’Dell (Vanderbilt University), G.J. Ferland (University of Kentucky), W.J. Henney and M. Peimbert (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Credit for Large Binocular Telescope data: David Thompson (University of Arizona)

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