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Contains:  M 76, Little Dumbbell, NGC 650
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The Little Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Travis Deyoe
The Little Dumbbell Nebula

The Little Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1939x1955

Dates:Sept. 12, 2014

Harris-B: 16x120" (gain: 3.13) -120C bin 2x2
Harris-R: 16x120" (gain: 3.13) -120C bin 2x2
Harris-V: 16x120" (gain: 3.13) -120C bin 2x2

Integration: 1.6 hours

Flats: ~32

Bias: ~32

Avg. Moon age: 18.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.32%

Mean FWHM: 0.90 job: 367847

RA center: 25.587 degrees

DEC center: 51.576 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.283 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.996 degrees

Field radius: 0.108 degrees

Locations: Mount Bigelow Kuiper Telescope, Tucson, AZ, United States


The Little Dumbbell Nebula (also known as M76 or NGC 650/651) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus, at a distance of about 2,500 light years.



Travis Deyoe
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The Little Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Travis Deyoe