Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Bubble Nebula  ·  M 52  ·  NGC 7510  ·  NGC 7538  ·  NGC 7635  ·  NGC 7654  ·  The star 4Cas
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Bubble Nebula and Messier 52, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen
Bubble Nebula and Messier 52
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 Pro

Mounts: iOptron GEM45EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 Mini Mono

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Filters: Astronomik Ha  ·  Astronomik OIII  ·  Astronomik SII

Dates:Oct. 15, 2020

Astronomik Ha: 40x180" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha: 6x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII: 40x180" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII: 40x180" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.5 hours

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 27.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.68%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3963676

RA center: 23h 19' 27"

DEC center: +61° 13' 58"

Pixel scale: 4.322 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 260.427 degrees

Field radius: 1.525 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1568

Locations: Osmundstø Observatorium (private backyard observatory), Hidrasund, Vest Agder, Norway

Data source: Backyard


A 6.5 hrs NB image of Bubble nebula, Messier 52 and the gaseous space around. I used the fast RASA 8 with Starizona filter slider and ASI1600 for Ha-OIII-SII sequences of the objects. Hopefully I shall be able to add more data later on this Autumn when (if?) it clears up again...



Alf Jacob Nilsen
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Bubble Nebula and Messier 52, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen