Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) (Edit: OOOPS - posted wrong photo - corrected) I may have posted this nebula before, but I think this is the best capture of it I have made. It is a pretty simple target, so when trying to improve skills, it is a great nebula to work on. This was taken with a D500 and an LX200 8" telescope on August 8, and is about 90 minutes worth of exposures (15 x 6 minutes each). The Dumbbell Nebula (name comes from its shape) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light-years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars.