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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Messier 76, Little Dumbbell Nebula

One of the faintest Messier Objects, a planetary nebula discovered in 1780 near the 4th magnitude star 51 Andromedae. 243 x 15 sec. JPEG frames at 1600 ISO, noise reduction, unguided, bias/flat calibrated.

Started taking this a little too early, as neighbor's outdoor lights came on and off a few times before going to bed. Some remnant remains. Shouldn't try starting before 9 or 10pm.

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