ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

        M27 - Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula

M 27                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
02 Aug. 2003
315 min. Total
5 min. Sub-Exposures
LRGB Filtered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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Also known as "The Dumbbell Nebula", this gas bubble is about 3000 years old and 1000 light years distant.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland

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