the Bubble Nebula

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NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11, is a H II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52. The “bubble” is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot, 8.7 magnitude young central star, the 15 ± 5 M☉ SAO 20575 (BD+60 2522). 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 or BD+602522 is thought to have a mass of 10-40 Solar masses.


With an 8 or 10-inch (250 mm) telescope, the nebula is visible as an extremely faint and large shell around the star. The nearby 7th magnitude star on the west hinders observation, but one can view the nebula using averted vision.[6] Using a 16 to 18-inch (460 mm) scope, one can see that the faint nebula is irregular, being elongated in the north south direction.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 101 ED
Imaging cameras: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683
Mounts: Takahashi EM200 Temma 2 Main
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Borg 101 ED
Guiding cameras: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683
Focal reducers: Borg Super reducer f/4
Resolution: 3185×2136
Dates: Oct. 4, 2014
Frames: 30×1200″
Integration: 10.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 9.75 days
Avg. Moon phase: 74.10%
RA center: 349.961 degrees
DEC center: 61.233 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.695 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 90.529 degrees
Field radius: 1.436 degrees

Аuthor: Patrick, 06.10.2014