The Dumbell Nebula, Messier 27 — by Jovan Kulic

Dumbbell Nebula M27
Dumbbell Nebula M27

The Dumbell Nebula is in the constellation Vulpecula, near Cygnus. Lovely work Jovan for a sight very low down through a lot of atmosphere.

Here is my latest image, The Dumbbell Nebula,  Messier 27. The data was collected over 2 nights a few weeks ago with the nebula just poking its head over my neighbour’s roof.

Ha 6 x 20 minutes.
RGB 5 x 5 minutes each.
The image is approx. 30 x 40 arc minutes.
Williams Optics GTF 81 mm, Focal Ratio F5.9
Losmandy G11 mount
Atik 320e mono camera
Baader Ha 7nm, R, G, B filters


Europa eclipsing Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – by Anthony Wesley

Europa eclipsing Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Europa eclipsing Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Murrumbateman’s Anthony Wesley caught Jupiter with the shadow of Europa crossing the Great Red Spot. A great photo for the time and low angle.

Here is a low-res image of Jupiter from this morning showing the GRS and shadow of Europa. The image is IR+G+B. This was taken not long before sunrise from Roma in Queensland with Jupiter at an altitude of about 25 degrees.

You can see more of Anthony Wesley’s astrophotography over on his website at