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After so much fun with the Ring Nebula (M57) I got excited to try more planetary nebulae! And just “nearby” there was Dumbbell Nebula (M27). I didn’t know what to expect, since the M57 was so bright, but well M27 is not as bright, but it is quite sizable compared to M57.

It was easy to find, and easy to get the subs for it. I thought it would be something very faint in the end of the process. But it has quite nice details:

201309-dumbbellDumbbell Nebula (M27) in Vulpecula
Focal Length: 300 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Filter: Astronomik CLS-CCD
Shutter: 30s / 180s / 300s
Tracker: Astrotrac
Stacking: 39 / 7 / 5
Total exposure: 3930s
Post processing: Pixinsight
Taken Sep 28th and 29th, 2013 around 01:00-02:30 CEST

It is nice to see the details in the sides, where it is fainter, and in the middle a more dense area. I liked it. =)