Dumbbell nebula (M27) 2012-09-08

Dumbbell nebula (M27) 2012-09-08

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, 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.

Image data:

  • TS ED APO 70/420mm
  • Celestron CAM (CG-5 AS-GT)
  • 40x60s ISO800 with darkframes
  • Deepsky Stacker
  • Pixinsight
  • GIMP