M-27 - Dumbbell Nebula
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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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The rest of the images from this night...

Astronomy Index:  I actually want to find something specific

Astronomy Pictures: Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page....

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