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M57
Common Name
Ring Nebula
Object Type
Planetary Nebula
NGC
6720
Constellation
Lyra
Comments
Viewed as a dense ring even in small aperture instruments. Note the protostar clearly evident in the center of the Hubble Space Telescope image! (below right)

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* Sky cartography made using Home Planet software.