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Messier 27
M 27 , aka the dumbbell nebula, in the constellation Vulpecula was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. M27 is a large cloud of expanding gas, which is the remains of a star that expelled its outer atmosphere near the end of its lifetime. M27 is a bright object that can be seen in binoculars and is a favorite telescopic object in the Spring and early Fall. Total exposure of 1 hr 40 minutes (20 x 5 min lights;30 darks; 66 flats; AP 178 f/9 refractor; Modified Canon 50D; AP 1200 mount; guided exposures)
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