The Ring Nebula – M57 in the Messier Catalogue or NGC 6720 – is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Lyra.
The Ring Nebula is approximately 0.8 parsecs (around 2.6 light-years) across, and lies around 787 parsecs (2,567 light-years) from the Earth in the constellation of Vega (see Astronomical Distance Measurements).
The equatorial coordinates of the Ring Nebula are:
18h 53m 35.079s,
+33° 01′ 45.03″
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