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OBJECT M27 - NGC 6863 (Dumbbell Nebula)                                 (click image for full-scale)

Distance:  1,360 light years

Telescope Celestron 8" SCT CF XLT @ f/6.3
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera SXV-H9C
Guider Unguided
Settings 82x120sL, 78x120sRGB, AstroArt3, PixInsightLE, PS7  (image slightly cropped)
Date/Location 17 August 2007 - Las Cruces, NM

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