M57, The Ring Nebula

Composite Image from Three Data Sources

Hubble Space Telescope (He II), (O III), (N II)

Large Binocular Telescope (2.1micron)

8.2 Meter Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) (H-Alpha)

Image Assembly and Processing : Robert Gendler

Additional credits:NASA, ESA, and C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)

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Central Nebula: HLA, Filters: F469N (He II), F502N (O III), and F658N (N II)

Outer shell data: LBT H2, 2.1 microns, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ, 656 NM

(Processing done using Fits Liberator and PS CS2)

Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI/NASA), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF/ESA) and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC/NRC/CSA).