Flintstone Stargazing

November 4, 2007

M76-Little Dumbbell Nebula/Tonight’s Comet

M76-Little Dumbbell Nebula on 11/4/07

This 15 minute image is an updated version of the Little Dumbbell Nebula. It is generally considered the hardest to see of the Messier Objects. I’ve imaged it before, but thought I might get a better image this evening while I was in the area looking at the comet. Below is the image of Comet 17P/Holmes that I took this evening. It also is a 15 minute exposure.

Comet 17P/Holmes on 11/4/07
Comet 17P/Holmes



  1. Hi again,

    Well done on M76 that’s not an easy target.

    You’ve been very busy imaging 17P/Holmes, some great sequential shots, they really demonstrate how it’s evolved. Haven’t been so lucky with the weather myself, did get a 4hr image of Holmes last night though.

    Also been looking at some of your moon shots, really nice, show lots of detail.

    I’ll pop back soon 😉

    Comment by AnnMarie — November 6, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

  2. Thanks – the weather here has been great for stargazing, but that’s because we’re in a severe drought so I wouldn’t mind some rain.

    Comment by Ed — November 6, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

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