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|Description:||Known as the "Dumbbell Nebula," M27 is formed from gases expelled by an aging, giant star. These gases are ionized by radiation from this star and re-emit light in the visible wavelengths.|
|Distance:||1 thousand light years|
|Date:||28 july 2005|
|Equipment:||12"RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200|
|Exposure:||2 hours Ha (6nm Astrodon)|