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Messier 27
The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light-years.
This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes (Wikipedia).

Right ascension 19h 59m 36.340s
Declination +22° 43′ 16.09″
Distance 1360+160−212 ly (417+49−65 pc)ly
Apparent magnitude (V)7.5
Apparent dimensions (V)8′.0 × 5′.6
Constellation Vulpecula

DAY:Monday    DATE:26/9/16    TIME:10:30
SCOPE: Dob 10px Sky-Watcher F.L.1200/f4.7
EYEPIECE: T/S 30mm plossl 2 inches  F.O.V. 68°

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