Monday, 14 September 2009

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

M27 Dumbbell Nebula by Arran Hill

Full size image can be seen here : M27 with Atik 314L+

M27 in Vulpecula
6 x 15 minute exposures (90 minutes)
Skywatcher 8" Newt / Atik 314L+
Romney Marsh (Dark sky site)

M27, also known as the Dumbbell Nebula, is a planetary nebula about 1,300 light years away. This image was produced using narrowband Ha and an OIII filters, representing red and blue. From those a synthetic green channel was created to make a full colour image.

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