Constellation of Cassiopeia
NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. Messier 52 an Open Star Cluster is above and to the left.. The "bubble" is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot young central star, shinning at 8.2 magnitude 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. This smaller cluster is only 15' across and some 2700 light years away from Earth.
Telescope / Lens TMB 80mm Triplet f/4.8 384mm FL
Mount Type Piggyback on Astro-Physics 1200 GoTo Mount
Camera SBIG ST10xme CCD
 Filters SBIG CFW9 with Astrodon Generation 1 filters
 Film  None
 Exposure 120 min. Ha 60min, RGB 20min each
 Processing CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop CS5
 Date July 17, 2010
 Location Snow Peak area 30miles East of Cottage Grove, Oregon
 Conditions 3700' magnitude 6+ Skies; Clear, steady

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