Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lyra (Lyr)  ·  Contains:  IC 1296  ·  M 57  ·  NGC 6720  ·  Ring nebula in Lyra
M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey
M57 Ring Nebula
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M57 Ring Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar 6SE

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3

Mounts: Advanced VX

Software: Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Digital Photo Professional  ·  EOS Utility  ·  FastStone Image Viewer 5.1

Filters: Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 1.25"

Accessory: Celestron Vibration Suppresion Pads  ·  EOS T-Ring  ·  Celestron T-Adapter

Dates:Sept. 12, 2014

Frames:Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 1.25": 195x20" ISO1600

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~28

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 18.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean FWHM: 4.17

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 364056

RA center: 18h 53' 34"

DEC center: +33° 2' 2"

Orientation: 94.176 degrees

Field radius: 0.212 degrees

Resolution: 620x439

Locations: Backyard, Magna Utah, Magna, Utah, United States


This is my second try at imaging M57. The seeing conditions were very bad, and the transparency was terrible, but I think the image turned out good.

Revision B- I brought out all of the faint details in the image.

Revision C- I increased the detail, and red and blue colors.



  • M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey
  • M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey
  • Final
    M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey

Sky plot

Sky plot


M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey