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Contains:  Dumbbell nebula, M 27, NGC 6853
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Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27) @DSW, 


            Miles Zhou
Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27) @DSW
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Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27) @DSW

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:RCOS 14.5"

Imaging cameras:SBIG STX 16803


Software:Adobe Lightroom CCPixInsight for Mac

Filters:BAADER H Alpha 7nmAstrodon RGBAstrodon S-iiAstrodon O-iii

Dates:May 1, 2017July 6, 2017Nov. 20, 2017Nov. 21, 2017

Astrodon 5nm Halpha: 26x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon RGB: 45x900" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-iii: 15x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon S-ii: 48x1200" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 40.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.37%

Basic astrometry details job: 1881702

RA center: 19h 59' 34"

DEC center: +22° 42' 28"

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 284.220 degrees

Field radius: 0.320 degrees

Resolution: 3030x2880

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


M 27, commonly known as the Dumbbell Nebula, is the first planetary nebula ever discovered, and perhaps the finest and most beautiful in the sky.

This is a (SHO)(RS)GO Combination, yes, luminance is SHO, and R=S, G=G, and B=max(B, O). S looks quite similar to R, and has a more rich fish scale like texture; O has some faint skirt around the nebula body. Combination of SHO correctly represented the lightness of the color image.



Miles Zhou
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Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27) @DSW, 


            Miles Zhou

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