M27-The Dumbbell Nebula (digital)

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M27, NGC6853
Constellation: Constellation: Vulpecula - The Fox
Type: Planetary Nebula
Position: RA:19h59.6m 
Magnitude: 8
Exposure: Taken 7-15-04
10 X 180 sec. ISO 400.  80 degrees.
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (min/max excluded average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT OTA f/10
Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount
ToUcam Pro webcam running Steve Barkes' GuideDog autoguiding software
Celestron Guidescope
Notes: This image was runner-up in the Yahoo Digital Astro group's July 2004 challenge.

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Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2003

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