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M27 - Dumbbell Nebula


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         Object M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
         Comment The Dumbbell nebula (M27) is a gaseous emission nebula residing in the constellation Vulpecula. Its name was derived from early astronomers who sighted it has having two distinctly shaped sides looking like a Dumbbell weight. The shape of the nebula is due to the central star expelling its layers as its core nuclear fuel supply diminishes. M27 resides 1,200 light years away.

Luminance data (Ha) acquired on the Lightbuckets 24" RCOS.
RGB data over-layed from a TOA-150/ST10XME
The image is a Ha[Ha+R]GB composite
         Optics Luminance - RCOS 24" F/8 (4876 mm FL)
RGB - Takahashi TOA-150 F/7 (1050mm FL)
         Camera Luminance - Apogee Alta U42 - 1x1 bin (image scale .57 arcsec/pix)
RGB - SBIG ST10XME (NABG) - 1x1 bin (image scale: 1.33 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Luminance - RCOS Professional Series Equatorial Fork
RGB - Paramount GT1100s
         Exposure Total exposure time: 7.2 hours (Ha:267min,R:55min,G:55min,B:55min)
         Date Luminance - 16/06/2008, 23/06/2008
RGB - 25/7/2007


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