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Contains:  M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853, The star 14Vul
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Dumbbell Nebula (Ha + O3 + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
Dumbbell Nebula (Ha + O3 + RGB)

Dumbbell Nebula (Ha + O3 + RGB)

Technical card

Resolution: 3000x1921

Dates:Sept. 14, 2014Sept. 16, 2014Sept. 17, 2014Sept. 24, 2014Sept. 26, 2014Sept. 29, 2014Oct. 1, 2014Oct. 2, 2014

Astronomik 12nm OIII Clip-In Filter: 120x180" ISO1600
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 208x300" ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 164x30" ISO1600

Integration: 24.7 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 382005

RA center: 19h 59' 36"

DEC center: +22° 43' 26"

Pixel scale: 1.089 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -86.399 degrees

Field radius: 0.539

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States


The Dumbbell Nebula, catalogued as Messier 27 and NGC 6853, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. It lies at a distance of approximately 1,360 light years from Earth.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Dumbbell Nebula (Ha + O3 + RGB), 


            Scott Davis