M27: The Dumbell

The Dumbell is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Vulpecula (the Little Fox).

The star in the center is quickly spitting out its envelope into space. Quite soon it will become a white dwarf (a dead star).

Images taken: Sept. 18 - Nov. 7, 2023, by Osvaldo Najera, Jacob Latil.

Telescope: CDK 17 in.

Size of the image: 20'x30'

Camera: SBIG ST-10 CCD

Exposures: 1 hour each of red, green, blue, H-alpha; 30 min each of SII, OIII.