The Dumbbell Nebula (Planetary Nebula)

Image of Dumbbell Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn (click to change), Dumbbell Nebula will become visible at around 17:56 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 62° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 44 minutes after the Sun at 23:32.

Name Dumbbell Nebula
Object Type Planetary Nebula
Other Names
Apple Core Nebula
Diablo Nebula
Double-Headed Shot
M 27
NGC 6853
Position
Constellation:Vulpecula
Brightness (V):Mag 8.1
Right Ascension:19h59m
Declination:+22°43'
Distance:383.2 parsec
1249.4 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):0.18

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

Color scheme