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Photographer:

Steve Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM

Date/Time of photo:

14, 15, 16, 17 Sept 2015; 15 June 2016; 16, 17, 23 Oct 2017

Equipment:

12.5 inch f/9 RCOS astrograph with a SBIG STF8300c CCD camera (Paramount ME); Astro-Physics 178 f/9 with a SBIG STF8300c CCD camera (Astro-Physics 1200); and a Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 with an QSI683wsg CCD camera (Astrodon 3nm O[III] filter)

Description:

The planetary nebula Messier 27 is found in the constellation Vulpecula, which was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The nebula is approximately 815 light-years away. The outer Oxygen envelope was captured using an O[III] filter. The image is a total of 12 hr exposure taken through three different telescopes.

Website:

http://astronomersgroup.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=427&fullsize=1

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