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M27
M27 is a planetary nebula resulting from the demise of a sun-like star through the various evolutionary stages to its present white dwarf status, puffing off its outer atmospheres and bombarding the gases and dusts with high-energy illuminating radiation, causing expanding shock waves. M27 is approximately 800-1000 light-years distant, about 2-3 light-years in diameter.
Link-words: Messier Nebula

M27

M27 is a planetary nebula resulting from the demise of a sun-like star through the various evolutionary stages to its present white dwarf status, puffing off its outer atmospheres and bombarding the gases and dusts with high-energy illuminating radiation, causing expanding shock waves. M27 is approximately 800-1000 light-years distant, about 2-3 light-years in diameter.

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File information
Filename:CS_m27-20040707.jpg
Album name:CSuddell / Messier Objects
Rating (3 votes):22222
Link-words:Messier / Nebula
Image date, time and location:7th July 2004
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:This image was taken with a Meade LX90 using a .5 focal reducer and SAC8, 10x15 second images combined using Steller Magix 7.51.
Filesize:116 KiB
Date added:Jul 08, 2004
Dimensions:595 x 439 pixels
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URL:http://gallery.orpington-astronomy.org.uk/displayimage-129-_M27_.html
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