Messier 27

The Dumbell Nebula, or sometimes called the Apple Core Nebula was the first planetary nebula to ever be discoverd. Charles Messier cataloged the object in 1764. Today we know the object is about 1,400 light years away. It is very bright visually and can easily be seen in binoculars.

Image Details

Camera: Starlight Xpress Trius 694
Optic: RH-200 f/3
Exposure: 18x5 minute stacked, RG & B Exposures.
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: June, 2014
Other: Imaged from Cherry Springs Star Party

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Messier 27