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Observation by Alan Thomas: M76 Little Dumbell Nebula

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Alan Thomas

Observer

Alan Thomas

Observed

2021 Sep 27 - 20:01

Uploaded

2021 Sep 28 - 10:49

Objects

The Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76)

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Constellation

Perseus

Field centre

RA: 01h42m
Dec: +51°34'
Position angle: -50°38'

Field size

0°32' × 0°32'

Equipment
  • Unistellar eQuinox 112mm reflector
Exposure

6min

Location

Norbreck Observatory, Warrington, Cheshire, UK.

Target name

M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula, planetary nebula in Perseus

Title

M76 Little Dumbell Nebula

About this image

Discovered by Pierre M├ęchain in 1780. Distance c.2,500ly. Classified as a bi-polar planetary nebula.

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