Dumbbell Nebula, M27
Copyright 2011
Larry Phillips
M27, Dumbbell Nebula in constellation Vulpecula

Cataloged as NGC 6853

Planetary Nebula. Perhaps the finest planetary nebula in the sky, and was the first planetary nebula ever discovered.

Distance: 1200 light years
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 24 Subexposures at 10 minutes each of 6 luminance, 6 Red, 6 Green, & 6 Blue for a total
                 exposure time of 4 hours.
Date: May 2008
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.