Messier 76 (M 76)

Introduction | Map | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the planetary nebula M 76, called Small Dumbbell Nebula, in the constellation Perseus.

 

Introduction

The planetary nebula M 76, called Small Dumbbell Nebula, is located in the constellation Perseus and the faintest one of the four planetary nebulae in Messier's catalogue. It got its name because it resembles the much larger Dumbbell Nebula M 27.

Size: 1' (Stoyan)
Distance: 4,000 Light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 76 in the constellation Perseus (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020

 

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020

 

M 76 - Sep 15, 2020

   

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 76 - Sep 15, 2020, photo left processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations September to October 2019

Observations February to March 2020

Observations September/October 2020

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 76 - Feb 6, 2020

 

M 76 - Feb 7, 2020

 

M 76 - Feb 7, 2020, photo left processed

      

M 76 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020

 

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020

   

M 76 - Mar 18, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 76 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

   

M 76 - Sep 15,2020

 

M 76 - Oct 19, 2020

 

M 76 - Oct 19, 2020

   
M 76 - Sep 15, 2020, photo on top processed   M 76 - Oct 19, 2020, photo on top processed   M 76 - Oct 19, 2020, photo on top processed