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Messier 27

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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. 

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Vulpecula
  • Right Ascension: 19h 59m 36.340s
  • Declination: +22° 43′ 16.09″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 415
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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