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



    
        

            Steve Milne
Messier 27 in Vulpecula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Imaging cameras: QSI 690 WSG-8

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II UP

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: TEC Field Flattener

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Open PHD PHD 2.5  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon OIII 3nm  ·  Astrodon SII 3nm  ·  Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red


Dates:July 12, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 31x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 31x300" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 30x1200" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 27x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 30x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 27x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 31x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 3nm: 30x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 42.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.59%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3694805

RA center: 19h 59' 36"

DEC center: +22° 43' 12"

Pixel scale: 0.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.609 degrees

Field radius: 0.437 degrees


Resolution: 3316x2628

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

The Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27, NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula 1,360 light years away in the constellation of Vulpecula (the Fox). It was first observed by Charles Messier on 12 July 1764.

Messier 27 was photographed between 18 May and 12 July 2020 from a rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC 140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS (2020); Mesu 200 (2018)

Ha: 30 x 1200s
Ha: 27 x 300s
OIII: 30 x 1200s
OIII: 27 x 300s
SII: 30 x 1200s
Red: 31 x 300s
Green 31 x 300s
Blue: 31 x 300s

A total of 42 hours and 15 minutes exposure.

Processing: Steve Milne
Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

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