M27, NGC 6853, PK 60-3.1
|A well-known planetary nebula in Vulpecula, near that constellation's border with Sagitta.
The Dumbbell Nebula is an expanding 'bubble' of gas and dust cast off by a dying star;
details of its structure give it its characteristic 'dumbbell' shape.
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