NGC 6720 "Ring" (2013)

The Ring Nebula has a very nice set of data. It’s very fun without a lot of odd things to deal with. I included the faint outer structures which resemble petals of a carnation but they are a bit underexposed and blurry. You can see them better here in an image which combines Hubble data with imagery taken from the ground.

Red: hst_07632_01_wfpc2_f658n_wf_sci
Green: hst_07632_01_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci
Blue: hst_07632_01_wfpc2_f469n_wf_sci

North is NOT up

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Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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