PhotographerJosé J. Chambó Bris
Location of photoHoya Redonda, Valencia (Spain)
Date/Time of photoJul 19, 2015 @ 00:42 UT
EquipmentGSO 8" @ f/3,8 reflector & Canon EOS-100D camera
DescriptionThe Dumbbell (M 27) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of 1,360 light years. This was the first planetary nebula to be discovered, by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of 7.5 magnitude and a diameter of 8 arcmin., it is easily visible in binoculars.