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Messier M57 - Ring Nebula

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M57, also known as the Ring Nebula, is located in the constellation Lyra, and is best viewed during Fall/Early Winter. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Ring Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. Planetary Nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 6720
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.5
      1. Size:
      2. 1.4x1.0'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 53.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. 33 2'
      1. Season:
      2. Fall/Early Winter

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