M76 The Little Dumbell Nebula
From Wikipedia:
The Little Dumbbell Nebula, also known as Messier 76, NGC 650/651, the Barbell Nebula, or the Cork Nebula, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus.
The total nebula shines at the apparent magnitude of +10.1 with its central star or planetary nebula nucleus (PNN) at +15.9v (16.1B) magnitude.
The Little Dumbbell Nebula derives its common name from its resemblance to the Dumbbell Nebula (M27) in Vulpecula. It was originally thought to consist of two separate emission nebulae and was thus given two catalog numbers in the NGC 650 and 651. Some consider this object to be one of the faintest and hardest to see objects in Messier's list.
Exposure Info:
Taken at Cherry Springs State Park C11 @F7.5 QSI583wsg LRGB Luminance 16 X 5 minutes binned 2 X2
RGB 11 each at 2 minutes

Image 131 of 184
Comments 0
Views 13011
Media ID 20121028144240962 
Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 04:37 AM EDT
  • Currently 0.00/5
Rating: 0.00/5 (0 votes cast)
Uploaded By: M_morgan  

 

Share It!


Jump to: 

Media Properties

Media ID 20121028144240962  
Date Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 04:37 AM EDT
Comments 0
Views 13011
Keywords M71; NGC 650; Little Dumbell; Cork nebula; Barbell Nebula; Planetary nebula; Perseus
Uploaded By M_morgan
Login required to comment
Be the first to comment