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Ring Nebula

M57, NGC 6720

The Ring Nebula is one of the easiest deep sky objects to locate. It falls about halfway between the stars Sulaphat and Sheliak in the compact but distinct constellation of Lyra, not far from the brilliant star Vega. Its ring shape is detectable with even a modest telescope.

The best known of the planetary nebulae, the Ring Nebula appears to lie midway between the stars Sulaphat and Sheliak, in the constellation of Lyra.

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