This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.
Photograph by Max Freier
Rossington 13th July 2016
19 x 300 sec at ISO 800..
100 mm APO telescope and Canon 600D Astromodified Camera