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Kelvin Phoon

Location of Photo:

San Diego, CA

Date/Time of photo:

October 19, 2006


8-inch Meade LX90 telescope at f/5, Meade DSI Pro II CCD camera, Schuler Hydrogen-alpha filter and Meade RGB filters.


M76 is a planetary nebula known as the Little Dumbbell, for its slight resemblance to the Dumbbell Nebula M27. Around 5,000 light years away in the constellation Perseus, the nebula is roughly 2 light years across and is composed of gases ejected from the dying red giant at its center. Total exposure 6 hours.


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