The Dumbell Nebula, M27, a planetary nebula in Vulpecula.
This color image is an LRGB composite of 8 eight minute exposures
for the luminance channel and 4 eight minute exposures for each of the red, green and blue channels.
The color filtered exposures were binned 2x2.
The images were acquired using an STL11000M CCD camera on a Tele Vue NP127is 5" f/5.2 refractor.
The exposures were calibrated, defect-corrected, stacked and color-balanced using AIP4WIN V2.
This image has been cropped from the center of the full frame image with an original size of 4008x2672.
Clicking on the image will show the full 11 megapixel frame.
This image was automatically focused using the Tele Vue Focusmaster.