M27 – Dumbbell Nebula

Photographer
mpusatera
Email
michaelpusatera@gmail.com
Location of photo
Lake St Louis, MO
Date/Time of photo
8/11/2015
Equipment
Nexstar 8SE, Orion Atlas EQ6, Canon T2i
Description
M27, also NGC6853, is a bright planetary nebula in Velpecula near Cygnus. Commonly called the Dumbbell Nebula, it is located approximately 1,360 light years from Earth and was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. It is the remnant of a stellar explosion more than 10,000 years ago. The remaining white dwarf is the largest known star of its type. This nebula is a DSO in the Astronomical League Universe Sampler program. Imaged from Lake St Louis, MO on August 11, 2015. Celestron Nexstar 8SE Orion EQ6 Canon T2i (modified) 24x300s
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