Zooming in on Messier 57, the Ring Nebula

This video zooms in on planetary nebula Messier 57, known as the Ring Nebula. The sequence begins with a view of the night sky near the constellation of Lyra. It then zooms through observations from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, and ends with a view of the nebula obtained by Hubble.

The data of the region surrounding the Ring Nebula’s central region are provided by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory.


NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, and the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO)

About the Video

Release date:23 May 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1310
Related announcements:ann1305
Duration:56 s

About the Object

Name:M 57, Messier 57, NGC 6720, Ring Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary



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