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Contains:  Dumbbell Nebula, M 27, NGC 6853, The star 14Vul
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M27 - dumbbell nebula (umodified), 


M27 - dumbbell nebula (umodified)
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M27 - dumbbell nebula (umodified)

Technical card

Dates:July 4, 2019

38x150" ISO400
Astronomik UHC 2": 15x150" ISO400

Integration: 2.2 hours

Darks: ~13

Flats: ~19

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 1.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.06%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 22.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3381522

RA center: 19h 59' 42"

DEC center: +22° 44' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.762 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 58.613 degrees

Field radius: 0.670 degrees

Resolution: 5234x3559

Data source: Traveller


The dumbbell nebula in Vulpecula, one of the most beautiful planetary nebulas and one of the largest ones (visually).
For this image I tried to take a few (15) frames with an UHC-Filter to improve the emission lines in the nebula. I was very surprised how much this helped to improve the image although it was quite challenging to combine the two stacked images and restore the color balance afterwards.

But I am very happy with the result and you can even glimpse some parts of the larger surrounding halo.



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M27 - dumbbell nebula (umodified),