Planetary Nebula M76 (NGC 650), type 3+6, in Perseus

RA 01 : 42.4 (h:m); DEC +51 : 34 (deg:m); Distance 3400 light years;
Visual Brightness 10.1 (mag); Apparent Dimension 2.7x1.8 (arc min.)

M76 is among the fainter Messier objects. It is known under the names Little Dumbbell Nebula (the most common), Cork Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, and Barbell Nebula.
The appearance of M76 resembles to some degree that of the Dumbbell Nebula M27

Source and more: SEDS


September 8, 2006 22:24 - 22:37 UT.
Imaged with LX200 10-inch f/10 telescope with 0.33 Focal Reducer operating at f/4.06 [focal length 1015mm] and Baader Infra Red Blocking Filter.
Camera: Vesta Pro SC3a colour RAW webcam, 39 unguided exposures of 15 seconds.