La Cañada Observatory, is an initiative by Juan Lacruz, the observatory started astrometric operations in the summer of 2002, it is registered as station J87 in the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

The Observatory also participates in the studies on minor bodies promoted by the Group on Meteorites, Minor Bodies, and Planetary Sciences of the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

M57 The Ring Nebula in Lyra

A picture of the ring nebula, one exposition 3 minutes long.

The central star was discovered in 1800 by Friedrich von Hahn (1742-1805) this object is a white dwarf of 15 magnitude.

A detail has been contrast enhanced to show the faint background spiral galaxy.

1 comment:

  1. La foto de la nebulosa anular de La Lira presenta una textura espectacular.