Description: The Dumbbell Nebula or M27 is shown in this picture. It is the remnant of the death of a star with a similar mass as our Sun which harbor a white dwarf star on its core. At a distance of 1360 light-years, its high brightness make this object to be one of the nicest planetary nebulas to observe with a small telescope. The image has been taken using a 130mm f5.7 refractor, an Atik 460 monochromatic cooled camera, and an Avalon mount. A total of 5 images of 300' each were taken using standard R, G, B filters.
Credit: Abel de Burgos Sierra.