• Constellation: Vulpecula
  • Right Ascension: 19h 59m 36.340s
  • Declination: +22° 43′ 16.09″
  • Distance: 415 ly

Planetary nebula Messier 27, often called the Dumbbell Nebula. Located in the constellation of Vulpecula. The term planetary is a misnomer as it has nothing to do with planets. The outer layer of the star is expelled into space when a star goes through a red giant phase. The outer layers are then ionized by the remaining core as it becomes a white dwarf star. Something our Sun may become near the end of its life cycle. 

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600 MM