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Contains:  M 76, Little Dumbbell, NGC 650
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M76 - The "Little Dumbbell" nebula, 


            Michael J. Mangieri
M76 - The "Little Dumbbell" nebula

M76 - The "Little Dumbbell" nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron EdgeHD 1100

Imaging camera:Canon 50d

Mount:Celestron CGEM

Software:Corel Paintshop ProStark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.8

Resolution: 4670x2960

Dates:Dec. 31, 2013

Frames: 11x60" ISO3200

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 28.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.42%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean FWHM: 6.20 job: 182538

RA center: 25.573 degrees

DEC center: 51.578 degrees

Orientation: -55.452 degrees

Field radius: 0.266 degrees

Locations: Mikey's Place, Reisterstown, Maryland, United States


The "Little Dumbbell" is a recommended object to image by Rod Mollise in his article entitled "The Astrophotography Hit Parade" in the February 2014 issue of Sky and Telescope. I decided to give it a try while I was waiting for the ball to fall in Times Square.



Michael J. Mangieri
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M76 - The "Little Dumbbell" nebula, 


            Michael J. Mangieri
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    M76 - The "Little Dumbbell" nebula, 


            Michael J. Mangieri

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M76 - The "Little Dumbbell" nebula, 


            Michael J. Mangieri