Planetary Nebula M 27 in the constellation Vulpecula

The image taken at medium focal length shows the Dumbbell Nebula surrounded by thousands of stars in the Milky Way. The age of the nebula is estimated to be around 11,000 years.

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Optics: Astro Physics EDF
Aperture: 130 mm
Focal Length: 870 mm
Camera: ZWO ASI 071 MC
Exposure: 26 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Regim, Photoshop
Diameter:3 light years
Distance:1,400 light years
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