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


            Israel Barbosa de...
Dumbbell Nebula

Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2788x1968

Dates:Aug. 16, 2015

Frames: 2x180" ISO1600

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.24%

Temperature: 19.00 job: 764040

RA center: 299.901 degrees

DEC center: 22.714 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.104 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 173.786 degrees

Field radius: 0.523 degrees


The Dumbbell Nebula was the first planetary nebula to be discovered, by Charles Messier in 1764. The age of the nebula is some 9,800 years and the central star a white dwarf.

Distance 1360 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.5
Apparent dimensions (V) 8′.0 × 5′.6

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This image was captured in Luziania, a small city near Brasília/Brazil.

Technical data
ISO 1600, total exposure time of 6 min (2 subs 180s); no darks, flats or bias applied.
Noise due to small number of frames removed artificially.



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Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Israel Barbosa de...