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Messier M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

M27 (NGC 6853), also known as Dumbbell Nebula, is a planetary nebula located within the constellation Vulpecula, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M27 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 7.5*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 8 x 5.6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Dumbbell Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 6853
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 7.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 8 x 5.6'
      1. RA:
      2. 19h 59.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. 22 43'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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