M76 from BMV Observatories
M76 (NGC 650), the Little Dumbbell Nebula, is a magnitude 10.1 planetary nebula in the constellation of Perseus, and is located at a distance of 3400 light years. It has apparent dimensions of 2.7 x 1.8 arc minutes.

Date: Oct 4,6,7 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: 10x5 min, R:8x5 min, G:8x4 min, B:8x5 min HA 8x12 min (lum unbinned and color binned 2x2)
Total exposure of 258 minutes or 4.3 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
M76 The Little Dumbbell Nebula
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