The Dumbbell Nebula (AKA Messier 27, M27 or NGC 6853) a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. M27 is about 1,360 light years from earth.

M27 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, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.

Image details:

Sept, 8th 2014
Davie, Florida
Telescope: Vixen VC200L
Camera: SBIG ST-8300M
Mount: Atlas EQ-G Pro
HA: 12x5 minutes, 2x6 minutes (binned 1x1)
OIII: 12x5 minutes, 1x6 minutes (binned 1x1)
SII: 12x5 minutes, 1x6 minutes (binned 1x1)