M27 (The Dumbbell Nebula)

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Sunday, June 28, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

Here's a 40-second long image of M27 (NGC 6853), the Dumbbell or Apple Core Nebula in Vulpecula, that was captured remotely on 2009/6/28 using the Bradford Robotic Telescope's 14" f/11 Celestron C14 SCT and FLI MicroLine camera located on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  A Celestron focal reducer yielding an effective focal length of 1877mm at f/5.3 was employed.  North is up and east is to the left in the image.  For additional information on M27, browse http://www.maa.clell.de/Messier/E/m027.html

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