M27 from BMV Observatories
M27 (NGC 6853), the Dumbbell Nebula, is a magnitude 7.4 planetary nebula in the constellation of Vulpecula, and is located at a distance of only 1250 light years. It has apparent dimensions of 8 x 5.7 arc minutes.

Date: Sep 29, Oct 2 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/10
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: Orion SS Autoguider on NP101
Exposure: LRGB - Luminance: 22x5 min, R:9x5 min, G:9x4 min, B:9x5 min HA 8x6 min (lum unbinned and color binned 2x2)
Total exposure of 384 minutes or 4.7 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using Maxim DL. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop. The Red channel was made up of a combination of Red and HA subs.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
M27 The Dumbbell Nebula
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