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The Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly (M76, NGC650)


The Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2.5 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 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 Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. 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 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.

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NameThe Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly
TypePlanetary Nebula
Messier Id76
NGC Id650
ConstellationPerseus
TypePlanetary Nebula
Right Ascension01:42.4
Declination+51:34
Distance (Lt.Yr)2.5
Visual Brightness10.1
Apparent Dimension2.7x1.8
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain
The Little Dumbell, Cork or Butterfly (M76, NGC650) Planetary Nebula in Perseus