M 27 - The Dumbbell Nebula

LRGB 90 50 50 50 min.
ASA 16" RC f/8
ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro

Constellation Vulpecula
Ra 19h 59m 36s
Dec 22° 43´ 16"

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as M 27) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1400 light-years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.

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