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M27 - NGC 6853 - The Dumbbell Nebula


Messier 27 (M27) is commonly referred to as the Dumbbell Nebula. It is a Planetary Nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. M27 is located about 1,250 light years from earth and is approximately 1.44 light years in diameter. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764 and was the first planetary nebula ever identified.

Location Data
Constellation: Vulpecula
Right ascension: 19h 59.6m
Declination: Declination: 22° 43′
Distance:  1,250 ly
Size:  1.44 ly

Observation Data
Apparent magnitude: 7.5
Apparent size: 8 arcmins

M27 Location - Image From Stellarium

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M27 by Gabe ShaunghnessyM27 - Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, Ha: 18x15min, OIII: 18x15min, 9 hrs. Process: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight. Full res at Astrobin.
Jul 2018
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

M27 The Dumbell Nebula - Paul BorchardtM27 - The Dumbbell Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M27 by Jeff KraehnkeM27 - Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T-IS f/5, Camera: QSI 690WSG-8. Processing: PixInsight, The SkyX Pro. RGB: 7X10min each channel, 3.5 hours.
September, 2017
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

M27 by Jason DoyleM27 - Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: Celestron C6 SCT, Camera: Canon 60D with Astronomics CLS 1.25" filter. Exposure: 30 minutes, 6*5min@3200
September, 2017
Photo: Jason Doyle

M27 by Tom MaxwellM27 - The Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: Explore Scientific 127MM Triplet. Camera: ZWO ASI1600 Cooled OSC. 35 exp, 180 sec each. Processed in Deep Sky Stacker and PS.
July 2017
Photo: Tom Maxwell

M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula by Gabe ShaugnnessyM27 - The Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, L: 24x5min, RGB: 16x5min each, Software: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight. 6 hrs total exposure.
June 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M27 by Paul BorchardtM27 - Dumbbell Nebula
B-Scope, Canon DSLR. Prime Focus, 88X30 sec. Total: 44 min.
July 2016
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M27 - Dennis Roscoe M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. NB, Exp: 8.5hrs - 2.5 Ha, 3.5 OIII, 2.5 SII. 30 min subs. Dec. 2015.
Photo: Dennis Roscoe

M27 -G ScopeM27 - Dumbbell Nebula
G-Scope, STT8300
RGB - 60 sec exp, 3 Red, 3 Green, 2 Blue.
Aug 2015
Photo by: Jeff Kraehnke

M27 M27
Remote from Spain. Planewave 12 1/2" reflector, SBIG STXL 6303E, 90 min exp.
July 2015
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M27, F-Scope Test, Scott JamiesonM27
Test image, F-Scope, light pollution filter.
July 2015
Photo by Scott Jamieson

TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M, 5nm NB Filters, 7.5hr exposure, Red SII 2.5hr, Blue OIII 2.5hr, Green Ha 2.5hr, Nov 2013
Photo by: Dennis Roscoe

M27 & Veil NebulaEarly Narrow Band Test Results - M27 & Veil Nebula
"Z" Scope
Oct 2013
Photo by: Scott Jamieson


Photo by: Steve Diesso

MAS Observatory
A Scope, ST9
Photo by: Carlos Garces

M27 (NGC 6853)M27 (NGC 6853)
B-Scope, f/7.4, and ST9, 240 sec, 12 of 20
2000 Jun 3
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M27 (Color)M27 (color)
Gerry's first attempts at color with CCD equipment
Photo by: Gerry Samolyk


Photo by: Steve Diesso