Amateur Astrophotography exploring the beauty of the night sky!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Ring Nebula (M57)
The Ring Nebula is one of the most interesting planetary nebula. Called M57, it is 2300 light years from us. It is in the constellation Lyra, next to the star VEGA, and is a favorite object for late spring and summer viewing. It is hard to see through a scope smaller than 12", however a 3" scope can make out the ring structure. For more information and a Hubble view of M57, go to http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/pr1999001a/