M27 Nebula

M 27 (The Dumbbell Nebula ) is a planetary nebula 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. Very popular object for astrophotography and visual observation.

Photo Details

  Telescope: Celestron C8N (1000mm)

  Camera: Sbig ST-2000XM, Filter wheel, Baader 1.25" LRGB filtes

  Mount: NJP Takahashi

  Guiding: Self-guided

  Exposure: LRGB 5h

  When: June 2010

  Other information: good transparency, good seeing


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