Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on July 7th, 2011.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
SkyWatcher ED120/900, EQ6 SkyScan QHY8, Baader h-Alpha 7nm, TS OAG9mm, QHY5 guiding camera
Exposure time: 8x900sec
Processing software: Nebulosity, PixInsight 1.0 LE, Photoshop CS5
Object info:
The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula (PN) in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbbell_Nebula