Messier 76 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 76, also known as NGC 650 (southwestern part) and 651 (northeastern part) , is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Perseus.  It lies at a distance of ~3,600 light-years.  The bright star to the east-southeast is magnitude 6.9 SAO 22551.  The first and second images comprises 9 x Luminance (60 seconds each) and 7 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 60 and 48 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 65 degrees on 26 September 2017. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively. The third and fourth images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 65 degrees on 20 December 2016.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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