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Stellar Shot of the Week

Bill Brown used his Stellarvue 130 Apo Triplet to capture this image of M27, the Dumbell Nebula in Vulpecula. 


bill-and-scope.jpgThe image was acquired in Arnold, California. The Dumbbell is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. It is 1360 light-years away and is now approaching 3 light years in diameter. It is about 9800 years old.  

Technical Imaging Details:
Telescope:  Stellarvue 130 Apo Triplet
Mount:  Astro-Physics Mach-1
Camera SBIG 8300M; -10 C
Guide Camera:  OAG with Loadstar
Filters: 3nm Astrodon Ha, SII and OIII Plus Broadband RGB
Acquisition:  20 min subs, 15 hours of Ha (1X1 Bin), 6 hours OIII (2X2 Bin) 5 Min Subs, 1 Hours of Red (1X1Bin), 1 hour Green ( 1X1 Bin), 1 hour Blue (1X1 Bin) RGB data was used for Star Color 
Post-Processing:  Pixinsight


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