Meade 14" with ST11000                                                Hyperion 12.5 with ST11000                                                 

NGC 7635 The Bubble Nebula

 

NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula is a Hydrogen II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the open cluster Messier 52. The "bubble" is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot 8 magnitude young central star. The nebula is near a giant molecular cloud which contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot central star, causing it to glow. It was discovered in 1787 by William Herschel. The star SAO 20575 is thought to have a mass of 10 to 40 times the mass of our own Sun.

 The Bubble Nebula is about eight light years in diameter 11,000 light years from Earth

The data for this image was taken in August of 2009 and is an object that has always intrigued me and I have not processed any of the images taken with the Hyperion as of yet. With the results I have had with the Hyperion; I am sure I will not be disappointed.

This image was taken in August of 2009
The second and third images were taken 9-2012 and 8-2013 respectfully


The first image consists of : RGB = 25 X 10mins, L = 30 X 10mins HA = 30 X 10mins

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Meade 14"
Mountain Instruments MI250
SBIG STL11000
Maxim DL 4.64
The Sky 6
Photo Shop CS2

Oak Hills Observatory
Hesperia, Ca.

 

The Third image consists of : R = 82 X 10mins  GB = 64 X 10mins, L = 40 X 10mins HA = 130 X 10mins :  Total 63.3 hours

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Hyperion 12.5 Astrograph

The Sky 6

ST11000 External guide head

Oak Hills Observatory

Mountain Instruments MI250

Maxim DL 4.64

Takahashi  FS-60c

Hesperia, California

SBIG STL11000

Photo Shop CS2

 

 

Astrodon G2 LRGB Filters

CCDAutoPilot