M27  -  Dumbbell Nebula

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Object data of M27

Object type: planetary nebula
Size: 15'
Magnitude: 7.6 mag
Constellation: Vul
Distance: 650 Ly
Notes: The Dumbbell Nebula is the most easily seen planetary nebula in the sky.

Exposure data

Date: 2008-09-02 + 04 + 08 + 09 + 28
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1139mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 2x2
Exposure time: L 42x12m / R 18x12m / G 18x6m / B 18x6m
Exposure time total: 15h 36m
Notes: Additional short exposures for the bright core in 1x1 binning:

L 25x2m / R 6x8m / G 6x4m / B 8x4m