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M57
The Ring Nebula

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M57

NGC Number:
NGC 6720

Common Name:
The Ring Nebula

Constellation:
Lyra

Distance from Earth:
~2,300 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
8.8

Size:
1.4 x 1.0 arc minutes

M57, The Ring Nebula Date Taken:
9/6/2002

Location:
Minneapolis, MN

Equipment:
Celestron C-11
Meade 6.3 Reducer
Astro-Physics 900 GTO
SBIG 10E, NABG
SBIG CFW-8

Exposure Specs:
55 minutes total
Lum: 5x5 min
Red: 2x5 min
Grn: 2x5 min
Blu: 2x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL 3.0
Adobe Photoshop v6.0

Copyright 2002, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.