M27  The Dumbbell Nebula; Vulpecula 
250mm f/4 Mak Newt astrograph 
ST-10XME 
Total Exposure 7+ Hours; (HaR)GB  (310,39):39:39 minutes; unbinned 
June-July 2006;  Inkom, ID 
Comments: This large planetary nebula is a common imaging target and represents the death remnants of a star similar in mass to that of our Sun. Although frequently imaged, the delicate HII outer shell is not often seen. Another description of this nebula is here
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