Dumbbell Nebula

Photo: National Optical Astronomy Observatories, W. Shoening, N.A. Sharp (36k jpg)

NGC 6853

M 27

  • RA 20:00; Dec 22:43 (Vulpecula)
  • Distance: 3500 ly
  • Type: planetary
  • The Dumbbell Nebula is large for a planetary and relatively bright though the central star is a dim 13th magnitude. It was the first planetary nebula to be discovered.

SEDS 116k gif

SEDS 69k gif

NOAO 36k jpg

UO 38k gif

BB 5k jpg
(Bruce Balick)

Bill Arnett1996 January 5