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About this Object
Object Name:
Ring Nebula, M57, NGC 6720
Object Description:
Planetary Nebula
Positions (J2000):
R.A. 18h 53m 35s
Dec. 33° 01' 43"
Constellation:
Lyra
Distance:
2,300 light-years (700 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12309: C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), G. Ferland (University of Kentucky), and W. Henney and M. Peimbert (UNAM).
Instruments:
WFC3
Filters:
F469N (He II), F487N (H-beta), F502N ([O III]), F645N (continuum), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II]), and F673N ([S II])
Exposure Dates:
September 19, 2011
About this Image
Credit:
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date:
May 23, 2013
Orientation/Scale: