The Bubble Nebula
NGC 7635, M52, Sh2-161, NGC 7538

M52 & The Bubble

This image contains several well known objects and a few not so well know. The Bubble nebula located near center is the most recognizable object and lies a distant 10,000 light years. It is surrounded by dust and gas. Located very near the Bubble lies M52, a beautiful open cluster of stars. Portions of Sh2-161 and
Sh2-157 are also visible in this image.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: NGC 7635, M52 & NGC 7538
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 10,000 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula, Open Cluster
Exposure: 300 minutes Luminance, 315 minutes RGB Position: R.A. 23 hr 19 min , Dec +610 22'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 22 & 23 Septermber 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village