M27 Dumbbell Nebula

I had a little variation in sky transparency while photographing this, and I think I worked just past the first trace of dawn, but the results were gratifying. Mark this nebula as captured!

Nirvana (Irvine Lake airstrip), June 18, 2010, 1:05 - 2:50 AM; T=+10 C, seeing good. 7x10 min, Orion Starshoot on 120mm refractor; no filters; autoguided.

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