Dumbbell Nebula – M27

Dumbbell-Combine

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Common Name: Dumbbell Nebula
Formal Name: M27
Date: 4/14 & 6/2/04
Constellation: Vulpecula
Location: Ionia
Hardware: Nexstar 11GPS, SBig 2000XM Camera/Filter Wheel
Temperature: -25C
Bin Mode: 1×1 and 2×2 combined
Images: Blue: (3) x 3 minute, 1x7min, 5×5.5 min = 43.5 minutes total
Red: (6) x 6 minute, 3x 7.5 min, 1x 15 min = 73 minutes total
Green: (3) x 3 minute, 1x 6 min, 10x 5 minute = 65 minutes total
Luminous: (4) x 7.5 minute, 11x 5 minute = 85 minute total = 4 hour 26 minute5 Flat fields (T shirt)
Processing: Reduced in CCDSoftRebinned 1×1 to 2×2 in PhotoshopAligned & Stacked in Images Plus (Lum*2)Adjusted Levels and Curves in Photoshop

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