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M27: Dumb-bell Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade ETX-70

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE

Dates:Oct. 12, 2009

Frames: 17x60" ISO800

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 23.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.28%

Basic astrometry details job: 105222

Resolution: 1024x819

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain


Messier 27, the planetary nebula named as "Dumb-bell" because it seems to a weight of weightlifting (¿?), is located on Vulpecula constellation at middle way between Altair (Aql) and Sadir (Cyg). With an angular size of 8x5' to 1.050 light-years, this gas sphere resultant of a nova explosion 6.000 years ago have a real diameter of 3 light-years. Is the planetary nebula most easy to observe, even with small telescopes. In the photo can be see its spherical shape and morphological and chromatic details of its internal structure.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)



M27: Dumb-bell Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó