M27 (NGC 6853, the Dumbell Nebula, the Apple Core)
Object Type: Planetary Nebula
RA: 19h 59m 36s
Dec: +22° 43' 18"
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm
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If you place γSagittae at the S of a 5° field of view, M27 will be just N of centre.
What You Should See:
Although the Dumbell is not the only planetary nebula that is visible in 10×50 binoculars, it is significantly easier to see than any other, but will need a larger instrument with more magnification to show some structure. The progenitor star is far too faint to be seen, even in large binoculars.
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