Little Dumbbell Nebula: This is also a Planetary Nebula, but it looks much smaller, because it is much further away.The impact of the blown away matter and radiation creates shock waves with the interstellar matter and generates this beautiful sight. Our sun will also share the same destiny in about 4-5 billion years.

Object Little Dumbbell Nebula
Category Planetary Nebulae
Designation M 076
Constellation Perseus
Optics TMB 130 f//6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Meade LXD 75
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 14 x ISO 1600-30 sec
Calibration Dark Frame
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
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