M 76

M 76 is a planetary nebula in northern constellation Perseus. Its shape resembles a dumbbell. The structure is now classed as a bipolar planetary nebula (BPNe), denoting two stars which have burst, leaving neutron star or white dwarf remnants and luminous envelopes.

Planetary nebula M 76,  Noordwijk (NL), 21 January 2017, William Optics 110 mm APO FLT f/7, Canon EOS 600D, UV-IR, UHC filter, 800 ISO, f = 770 mm,  400 sec, PixInsight V 1.8.8-5