Image of the Month - June 2016

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Castell Alun High School

June's image of the month is one of our favourites - Messier 27, or the Dumbbell Nebula. This is one of the best Planetary Nebulae to observe on the NSO as it almost fills the field of view (how much of the sky the camera can fit into one image) of the CCD camera, IO:O, therefore providing a spectacular image with vast detail. This image was produced by combining an observation in the B, V and R- bands using our 3-colour image tool.