Conditions: 50 degrees; calm, excellent seeing
Exposures: 90 min Lum (9 x 10 min subs); 25 min each RGB (5 x 5 min subs binned)
FOV = 37.8 x 26.6 arc minutes
M27 is only 1,250 light years away. The gaseous material you see was blown away from a blue dwarf star nearly 48,000 years ago. UV radiation from the central star continues to excite the surrounding ionized oxygen (teal color) and hydrogen (red color).