May 27, 2013

Zooming in on the Ring Nebula

This video zooms in on planetary nebula Messier 57, known as the Ring Nebula. The sequence begins with a view of the night sky near the constellation of Lyra. It then zooms through observations from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, and ends with a view of the nebula obtained by Hubble.

The data of the region surrounding the Ring Nebula’s central region are provided by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory.

Credit: NASA, ESA

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