The Ring Nebula M57 photographed by Bruce Balick.
F.L. Whipple Observatory image of M57, taken by Nelson Caldwell. Notice the very blue color of the hot central star.
This true-colour image of the Ring Nebula M57 was taken in 1999 by Daniel Folha and Simon Tulloch of the Isaac Newton Group (ING) using the 1-meter Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope (JKT) and the SITe2 detector.
Image of M57 from an anonymous source
This is an image of the Ring Nebula Taken at the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference for the CCD Shootoff. It is a 2 minute image, self guided with an ST-7.
False-color contrast-enhanced image of the Ring Nebula M57 in the light of double ionized oxygen, the forbidden [O III] line at 501 nm. In this image, colors represent intensity levels, in order to visualize the faint and bright structures simultaneously. To stretch the visual dynamic range, a strong false color look-up table was taken together with a double logarithmic intensity scaling.
The image was taken by T. Credner, T. Bonev, and K. Jockers of the University of Bonn with a 576 x 387 CCD, an IF501 [O III] filter, through the 2-meter f/2.8 telescope of the Pik Terskol, Caucasus Observatory, exposed for 5 minutes on April 13, 1997, 1:15 UT.
2MASS infrared image of planetary nebula Messier 57, the Ring Nebula. This is a false-color image, mapping different IR wavelength bands to different colors. The red color in the outer regions of the nebulae arises from emission by atomic and molecular hydrogen in the 2 micron wavelength band. Notice that the central star is very faint in this image, due to its intrinsically blue color and high temperature. Field size is 9.5' x 7.9'.
Last Modification: June 20, 1999