M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
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M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2019-Sep-02
Exposures: RGB 34/34/34 x 1hr 42m
Processing: SGP, MaximDL, Gimp
Telescope: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000 Guider: LE80,LSX2,GSO2X
The Dumbbell Nebula, also listed as Messier 27, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula.
M27 is a large and bright planetary nebula. It is easily visible in almost any telescope as well as binoculars.

The exposures that made up this image were all taken in astronomical twilight under with no moon. By the time it actually got dark here at that time of the year, M27 had already passed the meridian and was no longer in a usable imaging position from my back yard location (wires overhead, heat off the house and bad LP from the city). So all I got was an hour or less of pre-darkness over a couple of nights.

Still, the image turned out pretty well all things considered.

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