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Observation by Geof Lewis: The outer ring of the Ring Nebula

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Geof Lewis


2019 Oct 21 - 22:00


2019 Nov 03 - 16:34


The Ring Nebula (M57)

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Field centre

RA: 18h53m
Dec: +33°01'
Position angle: -177°40'

Field size

0°23' × 0°17'

  • C14 XLT scope
  • QSI583wsg-5 camera

LRGBHa of L = 107 x 120secs; RGB = 45 x 120secs; Ha = 15 x 900secs


Norfolk, UK

Target name

Messier 57


The outer ring of the Ring Nebula

About this image

Geof submitted this interesting image alongside a number of other Messiers he had submitted for inclusion in the Messier gallery.  This particular image stood out from the rest because of the way Geof has brought out the outer ring of the nebula, which is not often seen.

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