M57 | Fernando Britto

Photographer
Fernando Britto
Email
fernandbr@gmail.com
Location of photo
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Date/Time of photo
07/14/07
Equipment
Nexstar 5i at f/5 with focal reducer and Stellacam II.
Description
This beautiful nebula(named M57) is actually an expanding shell of gas thrown off explosively by a dying star, which is barely visible at the center of the ring. Stack of 17 exposures.Camera settings: 256 frame integrations, gain 50% and gamma set on low.