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The Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. It is the remnants of a star that ran out of fuel and exploded, a supernova. This was one of the very first targets I ever tried to take photos of back in 2007. It is very bright and easily spotted through even a small telescope. A beautiful example of what can be found in our local neighborhood at about 1,360 light years away.

Image Information:
Shot 6.21 - 6.22.15 from southern UT
Scope: 8" F4 Astrograph
Camera: Atik 414EX-M
Mount: Atlas EQ-G
Orion Thin Off Axis Guider with ASI120MM as Guidecam
LRGB (Min) 108:30:30:30
Orion 2" LRGB filters
DSS and Photoshop

Seeing: ~ 4/10
Transparency: ~ 8/10
Wind: 5-10mph