Tag Archives: NGC 6853

M27 in Vulpecula

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The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core NebulaMessier 27M 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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 10″ LX 200 ACF
Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300FW Moravian 8300
Mounts: Gemini g53F Gemini
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 10″ LX 200 ACF
Guiding cameras: MagZero QHY5L-IIm
Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8, Maxim DL 5 MaximDL 5
Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25″ Ha SIII OII
Dates: Aug. 31, 2014
Frames: Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25″ Ha SIII OII: 40×1800″ -10C bin 1×1
Integration: 20.0 hours

Author: Marco Bocchini
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 16 Sep 2014

M27, the Dumbbell Nebula

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The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core NebulaMessier 27M 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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK SPX 250
Imaging cameras: Canon 20Da
Mounts: Vixen New Atlux + Skysensor 2000
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK SPX 250
Guiding cameras: M-Gen Guiding Kamera
Focal reducers: GPU Komakorrektor
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2, DSS, Fitswork
Accessories: Lacerta MGEN2, Lacerta OAG
Dates: Sept. 6, 2013
Locations: Kreben
Frames: 44×360″ ISO800
Integration: 4.4 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~11

Author: Stefan Westphal
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 30 Aug 2014

Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula

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The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core NebulaMessier 27M 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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky Achromatic 152/900 f/5
Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ mono
Mounts: Losmandy G11
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky Achromatic 152/900 f/5
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: DeepSkyStacker, Maxim DL, photoshop
Filters: OIII 12nm, Astronomik Ha
Accessories: OAG artigianale Turi Lo Vecchio
Frames:
Astronomik Ha: 33×900″ -15C bin 2×2
OIII 12nm: 31×900″ -15C bin 2×2
Integration: 16.0 hours
Darks: ~21
Flats: ~21
Bias: ~21
Mean FWHM: 3.00

Author: Francesco Tallarico
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 07 May 2014

Dumbbell Nebula in the constellation Vulpecula

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The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core NebulaMessier 27M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. The Dumbbell Nebula appears to be shaped like an prolate spheroid and is viewed from our perspective along the plane of its equator.  The central star, a white dwarf, is estimated to have a radius which is 0.055 ± 0.02 R which gives it a size larger than any other known white dwarf. The central star mass was estimated in 1999 by Napiwotzki to be 0.56 ± 0.01 M.
This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade SC 8″ LX-5
Imaging cameras: Nikon D5100
Mounts: Meade LX5
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade SC 8″ LX-5
Software: DeepSkyStacker, photoshop
Dates: July 29, 2012
Locations: Loowit Imaging Observatory
Frames: 30×50″
Integration: 0.4 hours

Author: Steve Rosenow

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
10 April 2014