M27 – Dumbbell Nebula | Fernando Roquel Torres

Photographer
Fernando Roquel Torres
Email
roqueltechnologies@gmail.com
Location of photo
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Date/Time of photo
8/28/2013
Equipment
Meade LX90, Canon PS A590 IS - CHDK
Description
Greetings friends astronomy enthusiasts. I present the M27 - Dumbbell Nebula in the constellation of Vulpecula. This planetary nebula is the result of the expulsion of the outer layer of a star, in this case, the expulsion occurred about 3,500 years ago.It is 1250 light years away and is about 2.5 light-years across.
Website
roqueltechnologies.blogspot.com