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Images of the "Dumbell, Trifid & Helix Nebulas "
Photographed by Tim Caruk August 23 to September 6, 2008

A photo of  the "Dumbell Nebula M27", in Vulpecula, photographed from St. John's  on September 4, 2008 by Tim Caruk.

The Dumbell Nebula is shown here as imaged by my with a .25 meter scope.  Over 14,000 years ago it's central star ejected it's material into space and has expanded slowly outward.  Deep Sky Stacker was used to combine multiple images made with a Canon SLR.

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Photo of  the "Trifid Nebula M20", in Sagittarius, photographed from St. John's on August 23, 2008 by Tim Caruk.

There are 3 kinds of nebula visible, Blue reflection nebula at the top and the lower red emission nebula of H alpha light that is blocked by a  cross shape of dark nebula. 

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Image of  the "Helix Nebula NGC7293", in Aquarius, photographed from Butterpot  on September 6, 2008 by Tim Caruk.

The Helix nebula is one of the closest planetary nebula's to Earth at 700 light years.  In dark skies it appears as a huge ring in a large telescope.  This image was taken from St John's NL  using a small 80 mm scope and a Baader UHCs filter. Processing was with Deep Sky Stacker.

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