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 evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:13 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:29, 83° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:05, when it sinks to 24° above your north-western horizon.

Name Ring Nebula
Object Type Planetary Nebula
Other Names
M 57
NGC 6720
Position
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:9.00 (V)[2]
9.70 (B)[1]
Right Ascension:18h53m [1]
Declination:+33°01' [1]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.1 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-1.50

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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