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M27: Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula

RA = 19 hr59 min; Dec =22 deg 43 min

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Telescope: Vixen 200mm Newtonian (800mm FL F4.0)
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters


Exposures: Ha: 100 minutes

FOV = 64 x 43 arc minutes

M27 or the Dumbbell Nebula is a bipolar planetary nebula located about 1,360 light years distant. Discovered in 1764, this was the first hint of what will become of our sun when it expelles its outer shell of hydrogen and other gasses a few billion yearas from now.

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