Sat, 07/29/2017 - 07:41 Always a favorite target, the Dumbbell Nebula (M27) is climbing high into the northeastern sky after dark. The Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light-years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. The nebula is 1,360 light years from Earth. Image was acquired with an 8" Meade LX200 with a Canon 60D at prime focus (ISO 1600, 13x60sec subs). Stacked with Maxim DSLR. Tags Nebula Add new comment Your name Subject Comment About text formats Plain text No HTML tags allowed. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically. Lines and paragraphs break automatically.