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About this Object
Object Name:
NGC 6853, M27, Dumbbell Nebula
Object Description:
Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000):

R.A. 19h 59m 36.26s
Dec. +22° 43' 15.6"

Constellation:
Vulpecula
Distance:
1240 light-years (380 parsecs)
Dimensions:
The image is roughly 2.1 arcminutes (0.8 light-years or 48,000 Astronomical Units) in width.
About the Data
Instrument:
WFPC2
Exposure Date:
November 19, 2001
Exposure Time:
2.4 hours
Filters:
F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren y), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II]), F673 ([S II])
Principal Astronomers:

C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), B. Balick (U. Washington), A. Burkert (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy-Heidelberg), A. Hajian (USNO), W. Henney (UNAM, Morelia)

About this Image
Image Credit:
NASAand The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date:
February 6, 2003
Orientation/Scale: