Messier 57
06/15/2014

The Ring Nebula is a small target in the constellation Lyra. A planetary nebula approximately 23,000 light years away. It is only a little more than 2 degrees wide as shown here, but there is a fainter outer envelope of gas tht can be seen in deeper images.


Image Details
Camera: Starlight Xpress Trius 694
Optic: Celestron Edge HD 9.25 f/10
Exposure: 17x10 minutes, RGB
One hour total.
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: April 3, 2014
Other: Imaged from Okeechobee County, FL


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Messier 57