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Ring Nebula (M57, NGC6720)


Ring Nebula is a supernova remnant object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1.6-3.8 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 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. Ring Nebula was discovered in 1779 by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix. 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 .

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.

Fact File


NameRing Nebula
TypeSupernova Remnant
Messier Id57
NGC Id6720
ConstellationLyra
TypeSupernova Remnant
Right Ascension18:53.6
Declination+33:02
Distance (Lt.Yr)1.6-3.8
Visual Brightness8.8
Apparent Dimension1.4x1.0
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererAntoine Darquier de Pellepoix
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Ring Nebula (M57, NGC6720) Supernova Remnant in Lyra