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Messier M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

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M27, also known as the Dumbbell Nebula, is located in the constellation Vulpecula, and is best viewed during Fall/Early Winter. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Dumbbell Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. Planetary Nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 6853
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.5
      1. Size:
      2. 8.0x5.6'
      1. RA:
      2. 19h 59.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. 22 43'
      1. Season:
      2. Fall/Early Winter

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