The region around the Ring Nebula (Hubble/LBT composite)

This image is a composite of the Ring Nebula (Messier 57). This combines new Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 data with observations of the nebula’s outer halo from the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona, USA. In this image, the knotty, turbulent space around the nebula shows up dramatically, creating an almost psychedelic effect.

The Large Binocular Telescope is part of the Mount Graham International Observatory in Arizona.

Credit:

Credit for Hubble data: NASA, ESA, C. Robert O’Dell (Vanderbilt University), and David Thompson (LBTO)

About the Image

Id:heic1310b
Type:Observation
Release date:23 May 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1310
Size:7000 x 6500 px

About the Object

Name:M 57, Messier 57, NGC 6720, Ring Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:2500 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
He II
469 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
O III
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
N II
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H II
1.65 μm Other

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