Object #12 M57

Sunday, May 18 2008 @ 03:48 MDT

Contributed by: evilscientist

M57 - Planetary Nebula in Lyra
Object # 12 Object Name:M57
Other Names:NGC6720, The Ring Nebula
RA:18:53:35.10 Dec:33:01:47.00
Constellation:Lyra Season:Summer
Magnitude:8.8 Type:Planetary Nebula
Description:
M57 is the classic planetary nebula. The ring is visible through a telescope from a city. Unfortunately it is not visible through binoculars or with the unaided eye from in town. Always worth a look.
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