The Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly Nebula (M76, NGC650) is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2500 light years away in the constellation of Perseus.
It is referred to as M(76) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(650) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Planetary Nebula's location is 01:42.4 (R.A.) and +51:34 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 10.1 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 2.7x1.8 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
The Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly (M76,NGC650) is a planetary nebula. It was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(01:42.4), Dec(+51:34) and its distance is calculated 2.5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 10.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 2.7x1.8.
|Name||The Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly Nebula (M76, NGC650)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1780|