How to find the Ring Nebula

Another treasure of the Summer Triangle a well defined ring in the night's sky that cannot be missed.

The Ring Nebula is a bright planetary nebula, close by the bright Vega star in the Constellation Lyra and so is easy to find even in the brighter summer months with a small telescope. This video contains detailed instructions on how to find them and what they look like.

What equipment do you need to see M57?

The Ring Nebula is the most famous planetary nebula but it is not as impressive as the Dumbbell Nebula in a small telescope. It is reasonably bright, however, because it is so small you will need a medium to high power to see the nebula properly.