The Ring Nebula (M57)

Image of the Ring Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , the Ring Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:35 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 75° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:56.

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Name The Ring Nebula (M57)
Object type Planetary nebula
Other names
The Ring Nebula
M57[1]
NGC 6720[2]
Position
Right ascension:18h53m [2]
Declination:+33°01' [2]
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:8.80 (V) [2]
9.70 (B) [2]
16.40 (J) [2]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.1 klyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.90
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-1.70
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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