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M76 - The Little Dumbell Nebula

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Resolution: 1359x990

Dates: Oct. 1, 2012

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.27%

Astrometry.net job: 142690

RA center: 25.586 degrees

DEC center: 51.577 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.454 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.666 degrees

Field radius: 0.106 degrees

Description

Messier 76, or The Little Dumbell, is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Perseus.

It's distance from earth is reckoned to be around 2500 ly, and is one of the harder targets on the Messier list to see.

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Tim Jardine
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M76 - The Little Dumbell Nebula, Tim Jardine