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Contains:  Bubble nebula, NGC 7635, NGC 7538, NGC 7510
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Hubble Bubble, Claw and Trouble, 


            Steve Milne
Hubble Bubble, Claw and Trouble

Technical card

Resolution: 5776x2403

Dates:Sept. 11, 2018

Astronomik 6nm H-alpha: 64x900" bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 64x900" bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm SII: 64x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 48.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28% job: 2269007

RA center: 349.017 degrees

DEC center: 60.960 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.092 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.984 degrees

Field radius: 1.818 degrees

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


This is a 2 panel mosaic of the Lobster Claw (Sharpless 2-157) and Bubble (NGC 7635) nebulae in Cassiopeia. Other catalogued objects in the image include the open cluster NGC 7510 (11,400 light years distant), and the emission nebula NGC 7538 (9,100 light years distant). [Distances obtained from Wikipedia.]

With apologies to Mr S, The ‘trouble’ came in the form of the NB filters labelling within my capture software – Sequence Generator Pro. The SII and OIII filters were labelled incorrectly (as each other). As such, my early efforts to process led to some very strange colours.

Data for this object were captured between 30 August and 11 September 2018, from a remote imaging rig (located in Spain) that is jointly owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
Camera: QSI 683 WSG
Filters: Astromomik 6nm
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

SII: 64 x 900s
Ha: 64 x 900s
OIII: 64 x 900s

A total of 48 hours exposure.

Data Capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne



Steve Milne
License: None (All rights reserved)


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    Hubble Bubble, Claw and Trouble, 


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Hubble Bubble, Claw and Trouble, 


            Steve Milne