Dumbbell nebula(redirected from Messier Object 27)
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]
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.