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Contains:  M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853
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M27 Dumbbell nebula, 


M27 Dumbbell nebula

M27 Dumbbell nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1249x1091

Dates:July 4, 2016

Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 15x600" bin 2x2
Baader OIII 10nm 2": 15x600" bin 2x2
Baader SII 2" 8nm: 15x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 7.5 hours

Flats: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 0.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 1180919

RA center: 299.899 degrees

DEC center: 22.719 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.967 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -128.981 degrees

Field radius: 0.223 degrees

Locations: E-EYE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain


M27 "dumbbell nebula", taken with OS UCRC in Dubai, total exposure 6 hours
The 27th object on Messier's list, now known as M27 or the Dumbbell Nebula, is a planetary nebula, the type of nebula our Sun will produce when nuclear fusion stops in its core. M27 is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky, and can be seen toward the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula) with binoculars. It takes light about 1000 years to reach us from M27, shown above in colors emitted by hydrogen and oxygen. Understanding the physics and significance of M27 was well beyond 18th century science. Even today, many things remain mysterious about bipolar planetary nebula like M27, including the physical mechanism that expels a low-mass star's gaseous outer-envelope, leaving an X-ray hot white dwarf



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M27 Dumbbell nebula,