M27 : The Dumbbell Nebula

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
M27


NGC Number:
NGC 6853


Common Name:
The Dumbbell Nebula


Constellation:
Vulpecul (Fox)


Distance from Earth:
1360  light years


Visual Magnitude:
7.5


Size:
8'


Rate:

Description:

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula (PN) in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
23 August 2009

Location:
Belgium - Biesmerée

Weather:
Temp = +/-
24°C

Equipment:
Skywatcher NEq6 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Autoguided with:
Antares / Starshooter/ Phd
Images aquired with: 

Canon 350D unfiltred

Exposure Specs:
Lights: 9x600 sec @ 800ISO
Darks: 4x600 sec
Flats: 10 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 90 min

Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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