M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, in Vulpecula. It's a Planetary Nebula - click the link for more info on plantaries. Mark will want to know it's about 1200 light years away, plus or minus a lot. All the pictures from this trip are here. This image was a winner in the September 2007 Yahoo Group digital_astro challenge.
Prime Focus with Tak field flattener, 22x4min = 88 minutes exposure at 800 ISO. Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), ISO , Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor), and Astro-Physics AP 900GTO mount.
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