Location of Photo:
Le Mans, France
Date/Time of photo:
CCD SBIG ST2000XM + CFW8 filter wheel and Astrodon Ha/OIII 3 nm filters Meade LX200 12'' on Losmandy G11 Gemini mount 3 hours exposure
M27, or Dumbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764.