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


            Trevor Jones
Dumbbell Nebula HOO
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 ED Super APO

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius PRO-694 Mono

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Field Flattener Esprit 150

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT  ·  photoshop cc  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Filters: Astronomik 6nm OIII  ·  Astronomik 6nm Ha

Accessory: Starlight Xpress filter-wheel 7x1,25"

Dates:June 8, 2020June 11, 2020July 2, 2020

Astronomik 6nm Ha: 9x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm Ha: 22x420" bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 45x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 7.1 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 16.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 82.94%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3651922

RA center: 19h 59' 33"

DEC center: +22° 43' 30"

Pixel scale: 0.832 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 245.534 degrees

Field radius: 0.334 degrees

Resolution: 1920x2160

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


My best take on the Dumbbell Nebula yet, and that's saying something!

I've only been pointing my telescope towards M27 for about 9 years! :D Thank you for looking!


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Sky plot


Dumbbell Nebula HOO, 


            Trevor Jones