Constellation: Perseus
Magnitude: 10.1

The diminutive ‘Little Dumbbel Nebula’ in Perseus is one of the trickiest objects in the Messier catalogue. Luckily for me, comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 made a close pass in mid February 2015, leading me straight to it.

Nikon D7000Nikkor 180mm f2.8 at f2.8. 12 minutes (24 x 30 seconds) at iso 800. Using didymium filter. Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and tracked with barn door tracker.