Messier 27

Location of photo
Torres Novas, Portugal
Date/Time of photo
July and August 2016
William Optics Zenithstar 110 @ f/4.7, Atik 314L+Losmandy G11 Gemini. Astrodon (3nm) Ha and OIII filters
Planetary nebula Messier 27, commonly known as the Dumbbell Nebula, looks more like a cosmic butterfly in longer exposures
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