Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Vulpecula (Vul)  ·  Contains:  Dumbbell nebula  ·  M 27  ·  NGC 6853
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M 27, Dumbbell Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó
M 27, Dumbbell Nebula
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M 27, Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Dates:July 19, 2015

Frames: 7x240" (28')

Integration: 28'

Avg. Moon age: 3.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.21%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 741515

RA center: 19h59m35s.10

DEC center: +22°4319

Pixel scale: 2.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.606 degrees

Field radius: 0.488 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

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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M 27, Dumbbell Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó