M27, NGC 6853, Dumbbell Nebula

Noirlab_noao-02185_1024

noirlab_noao-02185 June 30th, 2020

Credit: Bill Schoening/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

The Dumbbell Nebula, Messier object 27 (M27), NGC6853, in the constellation Vulpecula, as seen by the Kitt Peak 4-meter Mayall telescope in 1973. The nebula is about 850 light-years away from Earth and about 1.5 light-years in diameter (although both distance and size are very poorly constrained).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02185/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Dumbbell Nebula M27 NGC 6853
Noirlab_noao-02185_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 19h 59m 12.1s
DEC = 22° 38’ 40.5”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CCW
Field of View
19.3 x 15.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Vulpecula
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ID
noao-02185
Subject Category
Subject Name
Dumbbell Nebula, M27, NGC 6853
Credits
Bill Schoening/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:07
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02185/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
299.8003342, 22.64459414
Reference Dimension
2500.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
1895.119202, 407.2020569
Scale
-0.00013, 0.000129
Rotation
0.3296426025
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-02185
Metadata Date
2022-09-07T05:15:39.848346
Metadata Version
1.1
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