M 27 The Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: Deep Sky Instruments RC10c 254mm @ f/7.4 Corrected Ritchey Chretien
Camera: Q453HR CCD Labs- One Shot Color Camera
Total Exposure: 2.8 hours 11 x 15 min. unbinned
July 2011: Chico, California, USA
Comments: This planetary nebula is certainly the most impressive object of its kind in the sky, as the angular diameter of the luminous body is nearly 6 arc minutes, with a faint halo extensing out to over 15', half the apparent diameter of the Moon.