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M27 Dumbbell Nebula   © Ken Crawford      Rancho Del Sol Observatory  MPC G67
Image Exposure Details
Filter Exposures
Clear/ Lum 0 minutes
Red 120 minutes
Green 120 minutes
Blue 120 minutes
Ha 5nm 520 minutes
OIII 3nm 580 minutes
SII 5nm 520 minutes
M27 is a Planetary nebula and is also called the Dumbbell Nebula. It is the remnants of a dying star and this deep image shows not only the core details but also the very faint outer halo. The shapes are produced by interaction of expanding shells of gas with the interstellar medium.
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The core details of M27 shows a bubble like structure of expanding gas shells. The inverted image on the right reveals the faint outer expansion.

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M27 Inverted