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


            Chuck Manges
M27 Dumbbell Nebula
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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 1100

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD qhy23

Mounts: Celestron CGEM DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet #2

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer Celestron f7

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.0  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Baader SII 8nm 36mm  ·  Baader L 36mm  ·  Baader H-alpha 7nm 36mm  ·  Baader OIII 8,5nm 36mm  ·  Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm

Dates:May 24, 2014

Baader H-alpha 7nm 36mm: 4x600" -22C bin 2x2
Baader L 36mm: 3x300" -22C bin 2x2
Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm: 9x300" -22C bin 2x2

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 286948

RA center: 19h 59' 32"

DEC center: +22° 42' 54"

Pixel scale: 0.771 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -123.444 degrees

Field radius: 0.222 degrees

Resolution: 620x483


This was a test image with the QHY23M


Sky plot

Sky plot


M27 Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges