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May 23, 2013 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-13

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Reveals the Ring Nebula's True Shape

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About the Object
Object Name: Ring Nebula, M57, NGC 6720
Object Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 53m 35s
Dec. 33° 01' 43"
Constellation: Lyra
Distance: 2,300 light-years (700 parsecs)
About the Hubble
+LBT Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12309: C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), G. Ferland (University of Kentucky), and W. Henney and M. Peimbert (UNAM).
Instrument: Hubble: WFC3; Large Binocular Telescope
Filters: F469N (He II), F502N ([O III]), and F658N ([N II]); LBT H2, 2.1 microns
Exposure Date(s): HST: September 19, 2011; LBT: June 6, 2010
Credit: NASA, ESA, and C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)
Release Date: May 23, 2013
Orientation/Scale:
About the Hubble-only
Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12309: C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), G. Ferland (University of Kentucky), and W. Henney and M. Peimbert (UNAM).
Instrument: WFC3
Filters: F469N (He II), F487N (H-beta), F502N ([O III]), F645N (continuum), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II]), and F673N ([S II])
Exposure Date(s): September 19, 2011
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date: May 23, 2013
Orientation/Scale: