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Ring Nebula (M57, NGC6720)

Ring Nebula (M57, NGC6720) is a supernova remnant object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1.6-3.8 kly light years away in the constellation of Lyra.

It is referred to as M(57) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6720) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Supernova Remnant's location is 18:53.6 (R.A.) and +33:02 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.8 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 1.4x1.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Ring nebula (M57,NGC6720) is a supernova remnant. It was discovered in 1779 by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix. It's location is RA(18:53.6), Dec(+33:02) and its distance is calculated 1.6-3.8 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 1.4x1.0.

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NameRing Nebula (M57, NGC6720)
TypeSupernova Remnant
Messier Id57
NGC Id6720
Right Ascension18:53.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)1.6-3.8 kly
Visual Brightness8.8
Apparent Dimension1.4x1.0
Apparent Magnitude9
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererAntoine Darquier de Pellepoix
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Ring Nebula (M57, NGC6720) Supernova Remnant in Lyra

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