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Planetary Nebula
M27 Dumbbell
  M27 LRBG+Hubble palette.jpg -  M27      NGC6853      Dumbbell Nebula   Planetary Nebula with White Dwarf   distance: 1,360 ly     actual size: 1.4 ly     apparent size: 8'x5.5'     image size 20'x20'  FLI PL-16803 camera     12.5" Planewave scope @ 2500mm  (f/8)     AP900 mount 17.8 hour total exposure     LRGB+SHO 200:80:100:100+190:220:180 subs 10:10:10:10+10:10:10 binned 1:2:2:2+2:2:2     (0.73" per pixel unbinned)   MMOAG with ST402-ME camera guiding   The Dumbbell Nebula is considered by many to be the finest planetary nebula in the sky. It was also the first planetary nebula discovered (by Charles Messier in 1764). It is easily visible with binoculars. It is believed to be no more than 9,800 years old. The central star, a white dwarf, is about 5% of the size of the Sun with a mass of about 55% of the Sun, making it the largest known white dwarf. It has an angular size of about 8 arc minutes. The Helix Nebula is the only planetary nebula appearing larger.   
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M27     NGC6853     Dumbbell Nebula
Planetary Nebula with White Dwarf

distance: 1,360 ly     actual size: 1.4 ly     apparent size: 8'x5.5'     image size 20'x20'

FLI PL-16803 camera     12.5" Planewave scope @ 2500mm (f/8)     AP900 mount
17.8 hour total exposure     LRGB+SHO 200:80:100:100+190:220:180 subs 10:10:10:10+10:10:10 binned 1:2:2:2+2:2:2     (0.73" per pixel unbinned)
MMOAG with ST402-ME camera guiding

The Dumbbell Nebula is considered by many to be the finest planetary nebula in the sky. It was also the first planetary nebula discovered (by Charles Messier in 1764). It is easily visible with binoculars. It is believed to be no more than 9,800 years old. The central star, a white dwarf, is about 5% of the size of the Sun with a mass of about 55% of the Sun, making it the largest known white dwarf. It has an angular size of about 8 arc minutes. The Helix Nebula is the only planetary nebula appearing larger.

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