M27, The Dumbbell Nebula

  • Telescope: Celestron C8 (f 6.3) guided with achromatic refractor 80 mm (f 6)
  • CCD Camera: Meade DSI PRO III
  • Mount: Skywatcher Heq5 Goto
  • Integration: L=12×4′, RGB=10×4′ binning 2×2
  • Date, Location, Temp/Software: August 2008, Rosignano (Italy), 24°C/PixInsight, Photoshop

M 27. The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1227 light-years (Wikipedia).


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