Ruud de Vries - Dutch Backyard Astrophotography

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M76, Little Dumbbell Nebula

Messier 76, also called the Little Dumbbell Nebula, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus. It was discovered by Pierre M├ęchain in 1780. Distance to M76 is currently estimated as 780 parsecs or 2,500 light years, making the average dimensions about 0.378 pc. (1.23 ly.) across. The total nebula shines at the apparent magnitude of +10.1 with its central star at +15.9v (16.1B) magnitude. The Little Dumbbell Nebula derives its common name from its resemblance to the Dumbbell Nebula (M27) in Vulpecula.

Messier 76, Little Dumbbell Nebula

Telescope
TS 90/600
Camera
Atik one 6.0
Mount
Skywatcher HEQ5
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
17 * 600sec Baader L, 5 * 120sec bin2x2 RGB