|Optics:||Orion ED 80 APO f/6 with reducer (main)|
Scopos ED66 (guide)
|Cameras:||Atik 16HR (main)|
Starlight SXV-M7 (guide
|Location:||Katzelsdorf an der Leitha, Austria|
|Date:||18 August 2008|
M 27 object information
Dec: +22° 43′ 16.09″
Size: 8.0′ × 5.6′
Brightness: 7.5 mag
Distance: 1360 (+/- 200) light years
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.