The top image is an LRGB combination. The luminance image was sum of twelve 10 minute exposures with an Astro-Physics 130 Starfire GT on July 4, 2014.
The color images were collected on July 10, 2014 with high clouds. The color images were sums of three 10 minute exposures.
The second image has a slight Lucy-Richardson Deconvolution applied to tighten up the nebula. Anyone know what the little nebula at the bottom left is?
The third image shows a plate solve from Astrometry.net.
The fourth image is the luminance images used in the compination. The scope is
located at the Red Observatory. The scope was equipped with an SBIG STL-11000 with a 5 position filter wheel.
The scope is mounted on an AP 1200 mount.
The image was guided with the interal guider at 10 sec intervals. The rms error was 0.39 pixel.
The image was collected using Equinox Image.
The image was processed using the 64 bit version of iCCD.
The next three images indicate the location of M27 and come from a plate solve at astrometry.net
M27 is known as the Dumbbell Nebula. It is a planetary nebula.
It is located approximately 1,360 light years from the earth.