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NGC6853 The Dumbbell Nebula 27 Jun 2015 (TIF) | by SkySlab
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NGC6853 The Dumbbell Nebula 27 Jun 2015 (TIF)

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. The central star, a white dwarf, is estimated to have a radius size larger than any other known white dwarf.


Taken with a GSO RC12-A on a Paramount MX, off-axis guiding with an SBIG ST-ic, approximately 16 hours exposure using Nebulosity. Post processing with MaximDL, Nebulosity and GimpShop on Ubuntu.

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Uploaded on June 27, 2015