Tuesday, 24 July 2012


M27 / NGC6853 / Dumbbell nebula
Constellation - Vulpecula
Planetary nebula

Location - Narkurs
Date - 24/7/12
Time - 2300-2330
Seeing - III
SQM 21.17 (NELM 6.2)

Telescope - 12" f/5 dob
EP - 10mm Pentax XW x153 TFoV 0˚27
UHC filter

Sketch materials - White pastels on black paper

Sketch notes

At first I was quite surprised at how little the dumbbell shape was defined but after 20 mins of viewing the shape suddenly became clear but still not as bright as I expected.

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