From the National Optical Astronomical Observatories
This image of the planetary nebula M27 (= NGC 6853), was taken at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope using the mini-mosaic imager . The color image was created by combining the pictures taken through filters tuned to the hydrogen a emission line (red, wavelength 6563 angstroms, 30 minutes), the oxygen III emission line (green, wavelength 5007 angstroms, 30 minutes), and the oxygen II emission line (blue, wavelength 3727 angstroms, 60 minutes). M27 is popularly known as the Dumbbell Nebula.
Image Title: Emission Line Image of the Planetary Nebula M27
Credit: Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF
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Last Modified On: Saturday, December 16, 2000