Location of Photo:
Gölbaşı - Ankara - Turkey
Date/Time of photo:
Exposure: 2 hours Camera : Canon 60Da OTA: GSO 10” RC f/8 Mount: Skywatcher Eq8 Pro
The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) 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. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.