M27 Dumbbell Nebula
Planetary nebula in Vulpecula
RA: 19h 59m
DEC: +22º 40´
Scope/lens: Celestron C8. SCT @ f/6.3
Mount: Losmandy GM8
Film: hypered Fuji 800 HG
Exposure: 30 minutes
Location: Camino Cielo Road, Santa Barbara CA
Brighter and better known than the more famous Planetary Nebula, M57, the Dumb Bell nebula shows the classic hour glass shape which makes it unique among planetary nebula.
It is estimated M27 may be a close neighbor at 1000 light years.
© 1999 Anthony Galván III
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