M 27

Dumbbell Nebula


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Technical details:

Location / Date: Outside of Kopparberg, Västmanland, Sweden / 2019-September

Optics: Orion Optics UK AG12

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS (Unguided)

Camera: Atik One 6.0 with Astrodon 1,25" RGB Gen 2 E-Series and 5nm H-Alpha narrowband filters


Ha:92 x 300s bin1x1,

R:18 x 150s bin2x2,

G:18 x 150s bin2x2,

B:18 x 150s bin2x2

(cumulative exposure time is 9 hours and 55 minutes)

Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop


Image details:

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1227 light-years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. (Information from Wikipedia)