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M76   © Ken Crawford      Rancho Del Sol Observatory  MPC G67
Image Exposure Details
Filter Exposures
Clear/ Lum 0 minutes
Red 80 minutes
Green 80 minutes
Blue 80 minutes
Ha 5nm 510 minutes
OIII 3nm 630 minutes
SII 5nm 0 minutes

M76 is also known as the little dumbbell nebula in Andromeda. This deep image shows the very faint outer gas layers of this dying star forming a planetary nebula. This image can also been seen at NASA APOD.
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M76 shown with Hydrogen mapped to orange and OIII mapped to blue.

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