The Ring Nebula (Planetary Nebula)

Image of Ring Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Ring Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:00 (EST) – 4 hours and 25 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 30° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:16.

Name Ring Nebula
Object Type Planetary Nebula
Other Names
M 57
NGC 6720
Position
Constellation:Lyra
Brightness (V):Mag 9.0
Right Ascension:18h53m
Declination:+33°01'
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.1 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-1.50

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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