M76 The Little Dumbbell Nebula, A dying star in Perseus, also known as Messier 76, NGC 650/651, the Barbell Nebula, or the Cork Nebula.
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.
The distance to M76 is currently estimated as 780 parsecs or 2,500 light years, making the average dimensions about 1.23 light years across.
Captured from my (Bortle8) Backyard observatory in Dayton, Ohio.
Celestron C6, 6 inch F5 Newtonian Reflector telescope, Baader Coma Corrector, Bisque MyT Mount, ZWO 294MC Cooled Cmos Camera, L-Enhance Filter, 30 x 120 sec. subs, total 60 minute integrated exposure time.