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M27 The Dumbbell Nebula

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Observer
Simon Dawes
Time of observation
12/10/2017 - 23:00
Object
M27 The Dumbbell Nebula
Observing location
Bexleyheath, Kent (S.E. London really), England
Equipment
Sky Watcher MN190
Canon EOS 600D (Full Spectrum Mod)
CLSCCD clip-in filter
Exposure
88x 60s frames
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I was reminded how beautiful M27 was at Kellingheath star party. In a mid-sized Dob (300mm F4) I was really struck by how bright the oval shape is with the ‘apple core shape’ we commonly think of being drowned out by the overall oval. If I remove the saturation in this image it is much as I remember at the eyepiece.

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