M27

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Processed in Pixinsight as an RGB image. Boosted with Ha and OIII when still linear..

A more stretched version. Made to visualize the surrounding nebula more than to be a nice image

RBG

A colorful version. Bicol with RGB stars

Telescope

Boren-SImon 8" F3.6

Imaging Camera

Starlight Xpress H9 Mono

 

 

Exposures :

18*600 Ha

 

16*600 OIII

 

30*180 RGB

 

 

Reduser/Corrector

ASA 2" x 0,73 Corrector/Reducer 2KORRR

FIlters

Astrodon OIII 3nm, Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Astrodon H-alpha 6nm

Date

OCt. 2013

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years.

 

This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764.

At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.(WIKI)