M 76

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Description: This nebula is nicknamed the "Little Dumbbell Nebula" because of its resemblence to M 27. We are witnessing the death of an average size star as it sheds its outer layers forming the two lobes that we see here. Each lobe is about a light year across.
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: About 4000 light years
Apparent Size: 2'
Date: 24 & 27 august, 2 september 2005
Equipment: 12"RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200
Exposure: Ha(HaR)GB

7.75 hours 6nm Ha

RGB: 30 minutes each, binned 2x2