Messier 57 (M 57)

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Observations | My Own Photos | References

On this page I collect my observations of the planetary nebula M 57, called Ring Nebula, in the constellation Lyra.

 

Introduction

The Ringnebel M 57 in the constellation Lyra is a planetary nebula and in interesting observation object, because, under favorable conditions, you may be able to recognize a ring structure.

Size: 1.2' (Stoyan)
Distance: 1,800 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: **** (Stoyan).

 

Map

M 57 in Lyra, M 56 is nearby, double star Albireo, too, and the two Hercules clusters M 13 and M 92 are not too far away...

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I observed: Sketch of M 57 (Ring Nebula) by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Own Observations

Observations Summer to Autumn 2016

Note: Observation by someone else: At around 100 x you should see that it's a ring, if the sky is truly dark it should be very obvious.

 

My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Heritage 100P (November 29, 2017)

    

M 57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra), unprocessed

 

M 57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra), post-processed

Atik Infinity & Heritage 100P (December 7, 2017)

With Barlow Lens (2 x)

         

M 57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, more "aggressively" post-processed

With Focal Extender (2 x)

         

M 57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, more "aggressively" post-processed

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017)

         

M 57 (Ringnebel in Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed (16 bits)

 

References

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