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The @stro object for the week of 9/20/1999

image of M57

image courtesy of HST/SEDS

The Ring Nebula. Also known as the "Ring Nebula", this planetary nebula is located in the constellation Lyra and gets its name for obvious reasons. This nebula is thought to closely resemble the shape of the Dumbell Nebula, but we view them from different angles. The outer shell of material is lit by energy from the central star, which you can see in the middle of the ring. Current physical information:

Rise: 10h49m (PST)
Set: 02h20m (PST)
Magnitude: ~8.4

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