M57: A new view from three telescopes

On the 23rd of May 2013 NASA released a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Large Binocular Telescope showing the outskirts of M57, the Ring Nebula. The same dataset was used as I used for my previous processing of M57.

As this was based on comparable data I decided to combine this data even furter with data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii to show even more data than was shown in this NASA release.

Therefore I combined data like shown in this figure:

 

This resulted in this image showing unprecedented detail of the Ring Nebula:

 

Credits:

NASA/ESA/A.van der Hoeven/R. Gendler/C. Robert O’Dell (Vanderbilt University)/D. Thompson (LBTO)

 

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