M27 in Vulpecula The Dumbbell Nebula                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Taken @ Kitt Peak National Observatory June 14, 2002

Additional Luminance Data: Cold Spring Observatory June 2005

Image Credits: Fred Calvert / Adam Block / NOAO / KPNO /AURA / NSF

Image Position: RA: 19h 57.274M   Dec:  22 deg 8.297       Planetary Nebula     Magnitude 7.5     Distance 1250 Light Years

Meade LX200 16 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, f/10      

CCD: SBIG ST8E w AO-7 Adaptive Optics System

Exposure: LRGB  

Luminance = 75 minutes (binned 1 X 1) + 60 minutes (binned 1 X 1) ST2000XME  resized with Mira AP

Red = 10 minutes (binned 2 X 2)  

Green = 10 minutes (binned 2 X 2)

Blue = 20 minutes (binned 2 X 2)

Image Processing:    Maxim DL    Mira AP   Adobe Photoshop 7.0


The photo of M27 shown above was used as the insert for the new Hubble Space Telescope Image of the lower right section of M27 that was published in the May 2003 issue of Sky and Telescope Magazine

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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