Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Dumbbell nebula  ·  M 27  ·  NGC 6853  ·  The star 14Vul
2013-06-07 Messier 27, Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Cory Schmitz
2013-06-07 Messier 27, Dumbbell Nebula
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2013-06-07 Messier 27, Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging cameras: Canon 550D


Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS

Dates:June 7, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.22%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 133835

RA center: 19h 59' 40"

DEC center: +22° 41' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.488 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.288 degrees

Field radius: 1.292 degrees

Resolution: 5202x3465


Messier 27, the Dumbbell Nebula, in Vulpecula

This is my first real attempt at using PixInsight to process decent data, not going back! M27 was an afterthought the night this was captured (2013-06-07), and I'm glad I grabbed 5 quick frames. This very bright planetary nebula is visible in binoculars even in semi light-polluted skies.

20 minutes integration time
5x4min ISO800 stacked exposures
25 dark frames, 25 flats, 25 flat-darks for calibration

Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG + 50mm finder guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (IR mod)
Orion Field Flattener

Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Stacked in DSS
Post-processed with PixInsight in Linux



Cory Schmitz
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


2013-06-07 Messier 27, Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Cory Schmitz