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Glenn Chaple's observing basics: A dumbell for you

October 2006: The Dumbbell Nebula it's the brightest and easiest-to-observe of all planetary nebulae.
Hey, everybody, I was joking! Last month, I suggested that the Dumbbell Nebula was named after me. Some readers believed the story — well, at least those who know me.

Let me set the record straight. Any similarity between the nickname of a certain planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula and yours truly is purely coincidental.

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