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Dumbbell Nebula (M27)

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#1 Demelza


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:03 AM

Date: August 15, 2009
Place: Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Telescope: 8" Sky-Watcher Dobson
Magnification: 40x
Seeing: Excellent
Transparancy: Excellent

Used materials: HB pencel and B2 pencel.

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#2 frank5817



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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:27 AM


You have made a very fine sketch of a fine planetary nebula.
I took a look at it myself yesterday, but the transparency was poor and I could not see the detail you have so nicely rendered.:waytogo: :cool: :rainbow:

Frank :)

#3 Kris.


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:20 AM

good sketch demelza :waytogo:

last night was a indeed a good night for observing!

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:21 PM

Very nice dumbell, i saw this myself last month for the first time in my lp suburb, i could barely make a rectangle of glow, your sketch looks a lot like the one time i saw it from a dark sight, great job thanks for posting. :cool:

#5 JayinUT


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 04:59 PM

Excellent job with terrific details in the sketch. I haven't visited M27 this summer yet and you have reminded me that I need to do so. I was Herschel hunting last night. BTW I like your new avatar.

#6 Demelza


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:58 AM

Thank you, guys!
M27 is one of my favorite planetary nebulae, a nice target for every telescope.

@Kris: A rare night with excellent conditions. This year is not very good for observers :(

@Jay: Herschel hunting is my new 'project'. But there are some Messiers that are worth a second, third or more visit, like M27, M42 and M31.
By the way: Glad you like my avatar. ;)

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