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Contains:  Dumbbell nebula, M 27, M27, NGC 6853, PK060-03.1
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The Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Aug. 7, 2017Sept. 8, 2017

Ha 3nm: 18x900" bin 1x1
OIII 3nm: 18x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 9.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.10% job: 2175615

RA center: 19h 59' 33"

DEC center: +22° 42' 45"

Pixel scale: 1.021 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.331 degrees

Field radius: 0.615 degrees

Resolution: 3388x2712

Data source: Backyard


The Dumbbell Nebula, M27, is a planetary nebula that lies some 1400 light years away in the constellation Vulpecula. It was the first planetary nebula discovered. Planetary nebulae consist of expanding ionized gas ejected from red giant stars. What's left is a very hot star, a white dwarf, and the UV radiation from the star ionizes the gas, providing the light we see.



Gabe Shaughnessy
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons


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