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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.

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