Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  Bubble nebula  ·  M 52  ·  NGC 7635  ·  NGC 7654
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Bubble Nebula & M52 - 9/23/11

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Software: Astroart  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik B Type IIc  ·  Astronomik G Type IIc  ·  Astronomik R Type IIc  ·  Ha


Dates:Sept. 23, 2011

Frames:
Astronomik B Type IIc: 12x300" -15C bin 2x2
Astronomik G Type IIc: 12x300" bin 2x2
Ha: 20x600" bin 1x1
Astronomik R Type IIc: 12x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 6.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.81%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 127926

RA center: 23h 22' 48"

DEC center: +61° 21' 25"

Pixel scale: 2.734 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.462 degrees

Field radius: 0.860 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1200

Description

The Bubble Nebula, so named for its unique shape, was created by massive solar winds from a nearby star (20 times more massive than our own Sun). This wind, travelling at 4 million mph, has carved a bubble shape into the gas that spans more than 7 light years across (4.11494987 × 10^13 miles).

The Bubble Nebula is located int he constellation Cassiopeia some 11,300 light years distant.

The upper left area of the image contains an open star cluster named M52. An "open cluster" is a group of young stars born from the same stellar nursery. M52 is estimated to be about 35 million years old.

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Bubble Nebula & M52 - 9/23/11, 



    
        

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