The Ring Nebula in Lyra is one of the most famous planetary nebulae. Rather than a ring, this nebula is actually two lobes in a peanut shape and seen end-on. With large telescopes, it can be observed
a faint outer halo and an inner halo of the lobes channeled by a ring formed by the original ejection of gas.
(Credits to Hubble Space Telescope Facility)
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