Ring Nebula

Messier 57 – The Ring Nebula

Located about 2300 light-years from Earth, in the direction of the Lyra constellation, is the planetary nebula known as Messier…

3 years ago

Nebulae: What Are They And Where Do They Come From?

A nebula is a common feature of our universe, consisting of gas particles and dust which are closely associated with…

5 years ago

Amateur Images of the Ring Nebula Rival Views from Space Telescopes

The Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula about 2,000 light-years from Earth and measures roughly 1 light-year across. It is…

7 years ago

The Ring Nebula is Really a Football-Shaped Jelly Donut

Sometimes the popular names given to an astronomical object hit the mark of describing its features. Other times…. not so…

7 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: September 3-9, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! With the change in seasons becoming quickly apparent, it's time to put some early hours dark skies…

8 years ago