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Contains:  M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853
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M 27, Dumbbell Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó
M 27, Dumbbell Nebula

M 27, Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:July 19, 2015

Frames: 7x240"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.21% job: 741515

RA center: 299.900 degrees

DEC center: 22.722 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.606 degrees

Field radius: 0.488 degrees

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain


The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) 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. 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.
Source: Wikipedia.

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José J. Chambó
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M 27, Dumbbell Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó