Thursday, August 02, 2007

M57 LRGB image re-processed.

Here's a highly processed and enhanced version of my LRGB image.

Below is a hubble image to compare.
I know the colours aren't correct, but it's the best I can do at present ;-)
I love the two small stars in the centre, and the smaller ones in the ring at the 6 o'clock position.
The central star is 14.7-mag.
"The Ring Nebula is about 2,000 light-years from Earth and has a diameter of about one light-year. The faint speck at its center was once a star of greater mass than our own Sun. Now, near the end of its life, it has ejected its outer layers into space, and the remnant is destined to die as a tiny white dwarf star, about the size of the Earth".
Credit for text above NASA