Photo: National Optical Astronomy Observatories, W. Shoening, N.A. Sharp (36k jpg)
- 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.
NOAO 36k jpg
BB 5k jpg
|Bill Arnett||1996 January 5|