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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Messier 76 (Little Dumbbell Nebula)

Messier object number 76 (NGC 650) is a planetary nebula and in the constellation of Perseus. It is also known as the Little Dumbbell Nebula. It is approximately 3,000 lightyears away from earth.
Declination
51.5759°
Right ascension
1h 41m 58.87s (25.49530°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
12 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
3,0003,000 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
76
NGC NºNGC Nº
650
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Perseus (Perseus)
Image credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
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