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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_27 on March 1, 2014

Dumbbell Nebula

"The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) 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. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes."

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