Dumbbell nebula


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Dumbbell nebula

(M27; NGC 6853) A planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. It has an hourglass shape (330 × 900 arc seconds) and a magnitude of 7.6.

Dumbbell Nebula

[′dəm‚bel ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A planetary nebula of large apparent diameter and low surface brightness in the constellation Vulpecula, about 220 parsecs (4.2 × 1015 miles or 6.8 × 1015 kilometers) away.
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Paul, where we all did use to go to touch the ancient chains that bound him and be cured of our distempers; I see the tomb of the disciple Luke, and afar off is the church wherein repose the ashes of the holy John, where the Christians of Ephesus go twice a year to gather the dust from the tomb, which is able to make bodies whole again that are corrupted by disease, and cleanse the soul from sin; but see how the wharves encroach upon the sea, and what multitudes of ships are anchored in the bay; see, also, how the city hath stretched abroad, far over the valley behind Pion, and even unto the walls of Ayassalook; and lo, all the hills are white with palaces and ribbed with colonnades of marble.
Mugambi built a fire and cooked his portion of the kill; but Tarzan, Sheeta, and Akut tore theirs, raw, with their sharp teeth, growling among themselves when one ventured to encroach upon the share of another.
The lesson served its purpose--the young apes kept out of his way, as young apes should when their betters were about, and the old bulls made no attempt to encroach upon his prerogatives.
The need for oxygen could not have been so urgent that he must desert the usual means of supply and encroach upon the time of those who are really busier than himself.
I emerged from a nightmare dream of crystal springs and swollen rivers to listen to this night-drinker that I feared might encroach upon what was mine.
After the foregoing discussion, which ought to have been much amplified, we may, I think, assume that the modified descendants of any one species will succeed by so much the better as they become more diversified in structure, and are thus enabled to encroach on places occupied by other beings.
They had entered his jungle but a short time before--the first of their kind to encroach upon the age-old supremacy of the beasts which laired there.
I had anticipated your suggestion, madam,' said Mr Dorrit, 'but-- ha--was not sure that I might--hum--not encroach on--'
It's M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, a gray puffball just to the upper left of the tip of Sagitta, the Arrow.
STAR STRUCK: Galaxy NGC7476, above, was observed in August; and the Little Dumbbell Nebula, right, in July
They show material being ejected from dying stars called the Exposed Cranium Nebula, the Ghost of Jupiter Nebula and the Little Dumbbell Nebula.
While Messier 27, the Dumbbell Nebula, is probably one of the favourite Messier objects to observe and image, its little brother M76--the Little Dumbbell--seems to be rather overlooked.