Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  Little Dumbbell  ·  M 76  ·  NGC 650
M 76 - The Little Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Joshua Bury
M 76 - The Little Dumbbell Nebula
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M 76 - The Little Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: C9.25

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-4000XCM

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm GuideScope

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-i Mono

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Corrector

Dates:Aug. 3, 2011

Frames: 90x180" (4h 30')

Integration: 4h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 4.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.17%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 120497

RA center: 01h42m49s.4

DEC center: +51°3300

Pixel scale: 1.227 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.976 degrees

Field radius: 0.259 degrees

Resolution: 620x620


The Little Dumbbell Nebula (aka the Barbell Nebula and the Cork Nebula) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus.

Looks MUCH better on a dark background in the light box.

Technical info about the image:

Object: The Little Dumbbell Nebula, M 76, NGC 650/651

Sky: LM ~5

Mount: CGEM

Imaging scope: C9.25 at f/6.3

Imaging FL: 1480mm

Imaging camera: SBIG ST-4000XCM

Lights: 90x180s (4.5h)

Calibration: 7 sky flats, 36 darks

Guide scope: Orion 9x50 finder scope

Guide camera: Meade DSI I (2s intervals)

Other details: Images acquired with CCDOPS v5, guided with PHD (using GPUSB), calibrated and stacked using Deep Sky Stacker, post-processed in Photoshop CS5.


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M 76 - The Little Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Joshua Bury