Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  Little Dumbbell  ·  M 76  ·  NGC 650
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            John Corban
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M 76

M 76, 



    
        

            John Corban
M 76
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M 76

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 6, 2019
Frames:
Hutech IDAS LPS D1: 9×240(36′) ISO1600
Integration:
36′
Avg. Moon age:
8.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
57.84%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3007729

RA center: 01h42m18s.2

DEC center: +51°3430

Pixel scale: 0.835 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.509 degrees

Field radius: 0.286 degrees

Resolution: 2056x1362

File size: 341.1 KB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 76 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus, and one of only four planetary nebulae in Messier's catalog. It is also known as the Little Dumbbell Nebula, the Barbell Nebula, or the Cork Nebula. The Little Dumbbell's common name derives from its resemblance to the Dumbbell Nebula (M 27) in Vulpecula. Originally thought to consist of two separate nebulae, it was given two NGC catalog numbers, NGC 650 and 651.

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M 76, 



    
        

            John Corban