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M 57, the Ring Nebula is about 2150 light years from Earth. The shell of gas thrown from its central star are the remnants of the star's collapse.

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 10” Astro-Tech  RC telescope.

60 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

30 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 2x2 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.