M 27 Dumbbell Nebula  ( 9-29-03 )                         Click on photo to return to 'Planetary Nebulae'                                   Home

M27    NGC 6853    Dumbbell Nebula

Other description: Planetary nebula irregular.
Constellation:  Vulpecula
Dreyer description: A magnificent (or otherwise interesting) object!, very bright, very large, binuclear, irregular extended (Dumbbell); = M27.
Magnitude:  8.1

Photo Specifications:

16" F/4.87  Newtonian  ( stopped down to 13" - F/6 ), ST-8E, CFW8     09/29/03    Temp. = -12 C

Filter
Exposure time
Number of exposures
Binning
Luminance
Red
5 min
3
1
Green
5 min
3
1
Blue
8 min
3
1
Other
Processing;    MaxIm, histogram, stretch, align, color combine; PhotoImpact, Final artifact touchup