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Contains:  M 76, Little Dumbbell, NGC 650
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M76 (Little Dumbbell Nebula), 


M76 (Little Dumbbell Nebula)

M76 (Little Dumbbell Nebula)

Technical card

Resolution: 2626x2099

Dates:Nov. 23, 2016Jan. 18, 2017Jan. 22, 2017

Orion Extra Narrowband Filter Ha 1.25": 4x1199" -18C bin 1x1
Orion Extra Narrowband Filter Ha 1.25": 7x1200" -18C bin 1x1
Orion Extra Narrowband Filter OIII 1.25": 7x1200" -18C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 1426898

RA center: 25.580 degrees

DEC center: 51.576 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.335 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -141.175 degrees

Field radius: 0.156 degrees

Locations: Back Yard, Lubbock, TX, United States


M76, the Little Dumbbell Nebula, is a 10th magnitude planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus at a distance of 2500 light years. One of the more difficult Messier objects to view visually, M76 only spans about 2.7 x 1.8 arcminutes.

This image was acquired with an 11" SCT at f/10 and 2800 mm focal length using H-alpha and OIII narrowband filters, which required 20 minute subs. Acquiring the data was challenging to say the least.



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M76 (Little Dumbbell Nebula),