M76 The Little Dumbell Nebula

The Little Dumbbell Nebula

Planetary nebula M76 has an incredible shape caused by gas expanding from its box shaped core.  The details with-in the extensions show very interesting filaments and knots detailed by using special narrowband filters. 

Mixing the Red – Green – Blue  data with the light from ionized oxygen (OIII) and hydrogen (ha) helps bring out these interesting details.

 

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~ by deepskyimager on November 27, 2009.

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