M27 (ngc6853) the Dumbbell, a planetary nebula in Vulpecula.

Right Ascension = 19:59:6 (h:m:s), Declination = +22:43:16.0 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude = 7.4, Size = 8.0 X 5.7 arc minutes

Color of M27, the Dumbbell nebulae in Vulpecula.
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Optics: Celestron C8 Schmitt Cassegrain
Adapter: (Celestron f6.3 reducer)
Date: 07/31/2006 Time: 08:58:xx UTC
Exposure: 6 luminance of 5 minutes each, 7 Red, green blue of 5 minutes each.
               A 2 hour 15 minute combined total.
Resolution: 800 x 600 and 1600 x 1200
Guiding: ST-2000XM Built in TC237 guider using AO-7
Acquisition: SBIG ST-2000XM camera
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini GOTO
Software: SBIG CCDOPS ver 5.41B6NT and CCDSoft 5.00.170
notes: Autodark added to each image, stacked in CCDSoft, RGB, Luminance levels combined in PaintShop Pro v6.02.

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© , 2006
Last edited:9/4/2006, by Don Lewis, Wye Mountain Observatory