From Star to Ring

From Star to Ring

M 57 (NGC 6720), The Ring Nebula in Lyra
Sketch and Details by Constantin Psenitchi


M 57 (NGC 6720) is one of the most remarkable planetary nebula. M 57 is called the “Ring Nebula” because of its donut shaped appearance. The sketch was made with a graphite pencil on white paper. After this, the sketch was scanned, inverted, and edited with Photoshop CS4.

– Object : M 57(NGC 6720) – Ring Nebula.

– Object type: planetary nebulae.

– Object location: Constellation Lyra.
– Date and Time: 09-16-2009, 00h 11m ( GMT + 3:00).

– Location: near Suceava, Romania.
– Scope: Newtonian f/9.3 , SC 6″ (150mm). Eyepiece: 25mm +2xBarlow.

– Mediums: Graphite pencil on white paper + Photoshop processing.
– Transparency: Clear sky. Low light pollution.

Best regards,

Constantin Psenitchi.

3 thoughts on “From Star to Ring”

  1. Constantin,
    This is good sketch. Maybe the Ring is not like fog, but the view is nice.

    Marek 🙂

    PS. Try to do the same with less contrast in Photoshop.

  2. Thanks for the tips and comments! I did what I could to make a good sketch, what can I say, I have worked with celestial deepsky objects but I’m just a newcomer in terms of astronomical drawings.:D


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