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 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 of the top and bottom images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY