Dumbbell Nebula:  Here is a recent result of this extremely beautiful Planetary Nebula.The image was taken with a longer total exposure than the previous one, and it shows clearly more details.

To have a look at a M27 photograph with one of the ESO 8.2 meter telescopes at Cerro Paranal in Chile click here.


Object Dumbbell Nebula
Category Planetary Nebulae
Designation M 027
Constellation Vulpecula
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch, f/4.6 with Televue Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 11 x 5min IDAS LPS filter, 9 x 10min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration Flat frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 30+31 Aug 2008
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