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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:||16 July 2004|
|Equipment:||FSQ106 @ f/5, ST2000XM, MI-250|
|Exposure:||LRGB: 48-10-12-12 minutes|