NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula in Hα
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NGC 7635, also known as the Bubble Nebula, is an H II region emission
nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. In the sky, it lies close to the
open star cluster Messier 52. Within the diffuse emission nebula there is a
dark inclusion which appears as a faint and diffuse oval, about 3.5 x 3
arcminutes in size. This "bubble" is created by the stellar wind from the
massive, hot and young 8.7 magnitude central star SAO 20575. The Bubble
Nebula is difficult to see visually because of its low surface brightness.
Its distance has been estimated to about 7,100 light-years.
M52 and NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula Region in Hα, Wright-Newtonian CCD image.
NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula, in narrow-band filters, natural colors, which this image is part of.
- Instrument: 9.5" f/4.8 Newtonian with with 7nm Hα filter
- F/stop: 4.7
- Exposure: 17 x 10 min
- Camera: ATIK 383L+
- Date: October 12-13, 2018
- Location: Floridsdorf, Vienna
- Conditions: Visual limiting magnitude 4 mag, SQM-L sky brightness 19.3 mag/arcsec2, seeing 2.0" FWHM, no wind, low to moderate humidity, 13°C
- Autoguider: Lacerta MGEN
- Enhancement: File selection and bias/dark/flat calibration, registration and combination, background flattening, noise reduction, deconvolution, non-linearization, star-background separation, local contrast enhancement, star size reduction, re-adding of the stars