Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Vulpecula (Vul)  ·  Contains:  Dumbbell nebula  ·  M 27  ·  M27  ·  NGC 6853  ·  PK060-03.1
Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Jason Furman
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Dumbbell Nebula

Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Jason Furman
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Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED127

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic  ·  PixInsight

Filters: ZWO 36mm Red Filter  ·  ZWO 36mm Luminance Filter  ·  ZWO 36mm Green Filter  ·  ZWO 36mm Blue Filter

Accessory: Astro-Tech AT2FF  ·  Moonlite CFL

Dates:June 8, 2019

ZWO 36mm Blue Filter: 30x30" (15') -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Green Filter: 30x30" (15') -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Luminance Filter: 60x30" (30') -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Red Filter: 42x30" (21') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 21'

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 5.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 2741845

RA center: 19h 59' 35"

DEC center: +22° 42' 55"

Pixel scale: 0.820 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -36.467 degrees

Field radius: 0.435 degrees

Resolution: 3199x2090

Locations: Home, Campbellsport, Wisconsin, United States

Data source: Backyard


After six months since my move from Colorado to Wisconsin, my return to astro imaging is here in the form of M27 (Dumbbell Nebula). Sadly, my guide camera decided to die on me, so I thought I would find out how much detail I could acquire with purely 30sec subs.

Once I have acquired a working guide camera I may try imaging M27 again with the same total exposure time, but 5-10 minute subs just to see the difference.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Jason Furman