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Object: Dumbbell  Nebula, M27
Date: July 29, 2003
Equipment: WO FLT110 at F/6.5, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: RGB exposure in combination with IDAS LPS filter. All channels binned 1x1.
80:30:20 minutes. No darks or flats.
Processing: Photoshop, mild unsharp mask
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Description: A planetary nebula located in the constellation of Vulpecula. Dumbbell is 1,250 light years away and spans nearly 3 light years (8'x5.7'). The nebula is expanding at nearly 2 light years per century. The center star is of 14th magnitude.

Copyright 2003 Paul Kanevsky