Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Dumbbell Nebula  ·  M 27  ·  NGC 6853
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Messier 27: The Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Jon Stewart
Messier 27: The Dumbbell Nebula
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Messier 27: The Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Celestron 8" SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4 Deep Sky Stacker

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  QHY Polemaster

Dates:Aug. 7, 2020

Frames: 27x180"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.88%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3738518

RA center: 19h 59' 37"

DEC center: +22° 43' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.717 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 65.454 degrees

Field radius: 0.436 degrees

Resolution: 3648x2424

Locations: Clark Lake, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada

Data source: Backyard


It was a beautiful night for a sit beside a fire, while the telescope whirled away capturing more than an hour's data before the moon came out.

Messier 27, the Dumbbell Nebula, is a great target high in the summer sky right now.



Jon Stewart
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Messier 27: The Dumbbell Nebula, 


            Jon Stewart