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M27, NGC6853, Dumbbell Nebula

[M27, Dumbbell]

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The Dumbbell Nebula, Messier object 27 (M27), NGC6853, in the constellation Vulpecula, as seen by the Kitt Peak 4-meter Mayall telescope in 1973. The nebula is about 850 light-years away from Earth and about 1.5 light-years in diameter (although both distance and size are very poorly constrained).

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