Messier 27 Dumbbell Nebula


2004 September 19th  at the Kelling Heath Star Party, Norfolk, UK
Televue TVNP101 100mm APO refractor 540mm fl.
Sbig ST4 autoguider on G11 Mount
Starlight Xpress HX916 CCD camera
 True Tech RGB colour filters
LRGB image L15mins 1x1, R15mins 1x1, G15mins 1x1, B15mins 1x1 all 5min sub exposures. 1hr total exposure

The night was clear and beautifully dark, just how a proper sky should be.

Here is M27 taken from home using a 315mm Dall Kirkham reflector working at f5.3. It's a stack of 8 x 120sec frames selected from 18 in total.
The camera is an Sbig ST8300 at -10C on an unguided Paramount.

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