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Contains:  Dumbbell nebula, M 27, NGC 6853, The star 14Vul
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M27 Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Michael Caller
M27 Dumbbell Nebula
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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8 SE 8SE

Imaging cameras: Cannon 800D

Mounts: EQ6 R Pro SkyWatcher

Guiding cameras: Altair Astro GP Cam2 130 mono Guide Camrea

Focal reducers: Celestron F6.3 Reducer/Corrector F6.3 Reducer/Corrector

Software: Photoshop CC 2019  ·  PhD 2  ·  APT

Accessory: Guide Scope 60mm Altair Guidescope

Dates:Oct. 28, 2018

Frames: 28x180" ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 1.4 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 18.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.36%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 2.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2864329

RA center: 19h 59' 28"

DEC center: +22° 45' 28"

Pixel scale: 0.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.813 degrees

Field radius: 0.424 degrees

Resolution: 4045x2611

Locations: Backyard, South Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


M27 Dumbbell Nebula was my first successful deep sky image, taken from my back garden.

Date: 28.10.18
Coordinates - LAT 51 20 27 N LONG 0 -3 -13 W
Altitude - 170m

Light Frames 28 x 180sec @ 800ISO (Starting at 18:30)
Dark Frames 25 x 180sec @ 800ISO
Flat Frames 30 x 1/80th @ 800ISO
BIAS Frames 30 x 1/4000th @ 800ISO

Cannon DLSR 800D
Celestron 8SE SCT 2000mm Focal Length
Celestron Focal Reducer f6.3 (Providing 1260mm Focal Length)
Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro (EQ Mount)
Altair 60mm Guide Scope
Altair GP130M Guide Camrea
QHY Poolmaster Camera (Polar Alighment)

Polar Alighment - Poolmaster
Guiding - PHD2
Imaging - APT Astrophotography
Stacking - DeepSkyStacker (DSS)
Processing - Photoshop CC 2019



Michael Caller
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M27 Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Michael Caller

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