Messier 27, Dumbell Nebula in bicolor techn.

2008-08-18, Hα+[OIII]


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Image data

Photographer:Jürgen Stöger
Optics:Orion ED 80 APO f/6 with reducer (main)
Scopos ED66 (guide)
Mount:Fornax 51
Cameras:Atik 16HR (main)
Starlight SXV-M7 (guide
Exposure:Hα:[OIII]:[OIII]=70:60:60 minutes
Moon:full moon
Location:Katzelsdorf an der Leitha, Austria
Date:18 August 2008

M 27 object information

RA: 19h 59m 36.340s
Dec: +22° 43′ 16.09″
Size: 8.0′ × 5.6′
Brightness: 7.5 mag
Distance: 1360 (+/- 200) light years
Constellation: Vulpecula

Messier 27 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. The object is at a distance of 1360 light-years; its size is about 8×6 arc minutes.

The Dumbbell nebula is a stunning visual object, already in small instruments. The central star of M27 is a blueish dwarf at magnitude of 13.5 and can be seen in medium sized scopes.

M 27 location

IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)

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