Reserva DARK SKY Alqueva: Captured in visible light, the image features the Dumbbell Nebula M27, a large and bright planetary Nebula and located at about about 1,200 light-years away in the constellation of Vulpecula. On July 12, 1764, it was discovered for the first time by french astronomer Charles Messier. On the center of the Nebula, lies an extremely hot white dwarf shinning at a magnitude of 13.5, being the largest known white dwarf, it illuminates the interstellar gas cloud with 2.5 light-years across. According to Nasa, the nebula forms as the star’s outer layers are expelled into space, with a visible glow generated by atoms excited by the dying star’s intense but invisible ultraviolet light. Captured in Cumeada Observatory from @darkskyalqueva Reserve, Reguengos, Portugal.

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Captured in visible light, the image features the Dumbbell Nebula M27, a large and bright planetary Nebula and located at about about 1,200 light-years away in the constellation of Vulpecula. On July 12, 1764, it was discovered for the first time by french astronomer Charles Messier. On the center of the Nebula, lies an extremely hot white dwarf shinning at a magnitude of 13.5, being the largest known white dwarf, it illuminates the interstellar gas cloud with 2.5 light-years across. According to Nasa, the nebula forms as the star’s outer layers are expelled into space, with a visible glow generated by atoms excited by the dying star’s intense but invisible ultraviolet light. Captured in Cumeada Observatory from @darkskyalqueva Reserve, Reguengos, Portugal. #deepsky #longexposure #astrophoto #deepskyobject #dumbbellnebula #astrophotography #astronomy #nightsky #night #natgeo #nature @twanight #natgeospace #universe #space #youresa #universetoday @spacedotcom #skyscape #thebest_capture #discoverearth @natgeocreative @natgeotravel #ig_captures #ig_shotz #masterpiece #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #ig_captures #ig_masterpiece #wonderfulplaces #fantastic_universe #discover

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