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M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula

Like M57, M27 is a Planetary Nebula. With an approximate diameter of 3 light-years, it is the second largest Planetary Nebula known.

I took this picture from my driveway.

Constellation Vulpecula
Right Asc (hh:mm:ss) 19:59:36
Declination(deg:sec) 22:43
Magnitude 8.1
Size (ArcMin) 15.2
Tirion SkyAtlas 2000 #8
Uranometria 2000 #162

CCD Camera Parameters

ST-6 Compressed Image
File_version = 3
Data_version = 1
Exposure = 5 minutes
Focal_length = 80.000
Aperture = 40.200
Response_factor = 1000.000
Note = M27, Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula
Background = 592
Range = 1888
Height = 238
Width = 360
Date = 07/29/93
Time = 22:08:31
Exposure_state = 228
Temperature = -30.08 C
Number_exposures = 15
Each_exposure = 20 seconds
History = R
Observer = Mike Purcell
X_pixel_size = 0.0230
Y_pixel_size = 0.0270
Pedestal = 5113
E_gain = 6.70

This page last updated on June 14, 1998 Contact Michael Purcell

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