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Planetary nebula M76
Die Sternhaufen M76 or Little Dumbbell Planetary nebula is in the constellation Perseus (Per).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 10,1m
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M76, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/3-D. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M76 is November. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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