Dumbbell Nebula
Dumbbell Nebula
Image from Steve Bowers
Messier 27, NGC 6853
Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula
Distance from Sol 1248 ly
Radius in 5250; 2.1y

This planetary nebula has been expanding since its first discovery by Old Earth astronomers, and is now slowly fading. But in the sixth millenium AT it was at its brightest and most dense, and was the site of the main stronghold of the Daveth Tweaks and the Battle of Dumbbell (5250) which saw their defeat.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 28 August 2011.