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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

How to search for faint objects near M27

Are you looking for the Dumbbell Nebula (M27) or some really faint objects in its neighborhood? Don't look further. Here is a guide how to do it.

1. Visit the "STScI"to gain the coordinates of M27:


2. Visit the site to search:
http://www.messier45.com/cgi-bin/dsdb/dsb.pl

Enter the coordinates you retrieved from step (1) in the search field:

19 59 36.34 +22 43 16.1

and press the enter key:

3. Ready!

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