M 57  -  wide field

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Object identification (1.5MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of Messier 57

Object type: Planetary nebula
Size: 1.2'
Magnitude: 9.7 mag
Constellation: Lyr
Distance: 2,300 Ly
Notes: The Ring Nebula (M57) is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation Lyra. Messier 57 is located south of the bright star Vega. The nebula lies about 40% of the distance from Beta (β) to Gamma (γ) Lyrae, making it an easy target for amateur astronomers to find.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-07-05 + 2015-07-06
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 28x2min
Exposure time total: 56min
Notes: Captured in nights around full moon