Dumbbell is also very good target for imaging — not too big, so even small camera easily frame it,
bright enough for small telescopes and contains interesting gaseous
structures to be revealed by long exposure.
But the M27 image above by Wolfgang Prompter shows the famous
planetary nebula in completely different light. Long exposure with
C3-61000 camera on large 60 cm (24”)
ASA600 RC telescope with f/4.5 focal reducer reveals much more than
the nebula core. Enjoy the beautiful image (click the image above to
see it in full resolution) showing very dim outer pars of the nebula,
which remain hidden on majority of images.