M27 (Dumbell nebula or Apple core nebula) is a beautiful and a bright planetary nebula in the constellation of Vulpecula. This is one of the first deepsky objects that I peered through my telescope and fell in love with, instantly. The age of this planetary is roughly 10000 years and so in cosmic terms it is only a recent explosion. It is believed to be located at a distance of 1360 light years from us.
This object is so bright that I only needed a couple of minutes of exposure to image it.
Details of Acquisition:
Telescope: Explore Scientific 8″ carbon fibre Newtonian with coma corrector
Camera: Modified Canon Xs Rebel
Guide Camera: DSI MEADE
Mount: Celestron Advanced VX
Exposure: 2 mins X 45 (light frames)
Processing: Stacking using DeepSkyStacker andPprocessing using Fitswork and Adobe PhotoShop
Outside Temperature: 20 C