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The Little Dumbbell

M 76, HaOIII RGB

January 25th, 2018

The little dumbbell, M 76, is a small planetary nebula in Perseus. This expanding shell of ionized gas is being shed from a star in it’s death throes.

Capture details:

Captured on: January 12th, 2018

Gear:
AT6RC, 1370mm @ F/9
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:

Ha: ZWO Ha filter(1.25″), 20x240s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain

OIII: ZWO OIII filter(1.25″), 20x240s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -15C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain

Total Aquisition of 2hr 20min

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP, EQMOD

Thanks for looking!