Ring Nebula - Ring Nebula (Messier 57) The Sky &...

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Ring Nebula (Messier 57) The Sky & Planets ASTR 1000-1B Douglas Pitcairn Md. Munjurul Islam A00281421 Date: 1 December, 2009 Object sketched : Ring Nebula Magnitude : 9.4 Date : 17 November, 2009, Time 7:53, Time Zone : Atlantic Sky condition : Clear
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Telescope : Burke Gaffney Observatory Right Ascension : 18:53.6 Declination: +33° 02' Eyepiece : 40mm Magnification : 120x True Field Diameter : .54 We know sun is the center of our solar system and the sun is nothing but a middle aged star. Like other stars our sun is expected to undergo in a few billion years. It is interesting to know what the sun will look like after it dies. After doing some research and using the telescope, I have learned that Ring Nebula used to be like the sun and its life already has been ended. The Ring Nebula is also known as Messier 57, M57 or NGC 6720. The Ring Nebula is in the northern constellation of Lyra, south of its brightest star Vega. It was discovered in 1779 by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix and by Charles Messier. It is included in the catalogue of diffuse
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objects of this second astronomer, with number 57. Our view from Earth looking straight into what is actually a barrel-shaped cloud of gas shrugged off by a dying central star. The nebula was formed when the central star ejected perhaps as much as 10% of its mass, over a period of few millions of years. At the beginning, slow mass loss creates a surrounding shell of material which
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