July 28 – Planetary Nebulae

M57 – The Ring Nebula

Evening Highlights:
  • The Ring Nebula (M57) , a planetary nebula nearly 2300 light years from Earth.
  • The Dumbbell Nebula (M27), a planetary nebula, approximately 1360 light years from Earth.
  • Two planets are visible in the sky tonight.  Don’t know which ones or how to find them?  You will after tonight.
  • Video: A video on nebulae will be shown at 8:15 PM (bring a chair!).

Please note that this event is held “weather permitting”, and is cancelled if it is raining or excessively windy; announcement of a cancellation will be posted both on this page as well as facebook.com/sdbhas.  We generally begin observing at 9:00 P.M.

Tonight’s Images

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