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Michael Terhune
Lunenburg MA, USA
11:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Celestron Edge HD 8'' telescope with the Orion Atlas II mount, using my Canon DSLR Camera with a T adapter. Dew Shield on Scope to protect from dew.

Post-processing Details:

Stacked 99, 1 min subs, along with 10 darks, and 10 bias frames in deep Sky Stacker, and Curves adjustments using Photoshop.

Image Details:

The Dumbbell Nebula or the Apple Core Nebula (M27) is an amazing planetary nebula located about 1360 light-years from home. It has a magnitude of about 7 and is a bright nebula when viewed through most telescopes. I love all the colors in this nebula!