Location of photoLe Mans, France
Date/Time of photoAugust 3rd
EquipmentCCD SBIG ST2000XM + CFW8 filter wheel and Astrodon Ha/OIII 3 nm filters
Meade LX200 12'' on Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
3 hours exposure
DescriptionM27, or Dumbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years.
This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764.