WIYN and HST Images of the Ring Nebula

The Ring Nebula, Ground and Space Views |  The WIYN 3.5-meter telescope on Kitt Peak took this image of the Ring Nebula (left) on April 2, 2002 aided by the new WIYN Tip-Tilt Module (WTTM). This adaptive optics device helps correct for degradation of the telescope's imaging quality due to atmospheric effects and shaking of the telescope by wind.

For larger versions of the comparable WIYN and Hubble Space Telescope images, see The WIYN Tip-Tilt Module.