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A Look At The Ring Nebula

One of the brightest nebulae of the summer night sky is the Ring Nebula.  It was discovered by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix in 1779  and independently rediscovered just days later by Charles Messier.  The nebula is also known as M57 as it is the 57th object in Messier’s list of non-comets. As shown in the…