Updated: 2.16.11

M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, is a summer gem located in the constellation of Vulpecula. This image combines Ha data collected from the SX H36 in Orlando with RGB from an older SX H9C camera in Chiefland on the 12" Meade SCT at f/8.

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Image info:

12" Meade SCT

Starlight Express SXV-H36 monochrome camera

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

30x10 minutes (300 total) Ha H36

67x2 minutes (134 total) RGB H9C

f/8 Ha with APM corrector, f/5.6 RGB with Meade f/3.3 corrector

Color converted, stacked and flattened in Maxim and tweaked in PS

Guided with SX OAG and SX guide head (Ha)

10.17.03 Orlando, FL RGB

10.3.10 Orlando, FL Ha