Basic object information

Object name: M 27
Popular name: Dumbbell Nebula
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 7.4
Surface brightness: 11.2
Size: 8.0'x5.7'
Magnitude of central star: 14.1
Object classification: 3(2)
Description: !!vB,vL,bi-N,IE,Dumbbell Neb
Notes: PK60-3.1;Lord Rosse drew 18* invl

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 19h 59m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +22 43' 00"

Constellation: Vulpecula

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 4/5.9.2004 22:50

Telescope: Newton 110/805mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 5.2

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 2

Height: 50
Visuality: II
Weather: +9C, 63% moon up in east

Dumbbell Nebula looks like a full ellipse with averted vision. Hourglass shape is visible with direct vision. Brightenings in SW and NE corners. Central star was never seen. Two stars are involving with nebula.