Mike's Astro Photos
Oct.01 2013

Bubble Nebula

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I haven’t gotten much scope time in this year for several reasons, some technical, some personal and most related to the short nights of summer. Now that the dark hours are longer and I’ve worked through a lot of my issues, I’m getting back into it. Here’s my first long exposure image since March. Its the NGC 7635, an emission nebula hidden in the constellation Cassiopeia. This image was shot using narrow band filters over 4 nights. A total of 15 hours of exposure time went into this picture.

Bubble Nebula – September 27th, 2013

Photo Details

Shot With Narrow Band Filters 5 hours Each: Ha, Oii, Si
Total exposure: 15 hours
Camera: Apogee U16M
Guider: SBIG 402 with MMOAG Off Axis Guider
Telescope: RCOS 14.5
Mount: Paramount ME
Location: Auberry, CA
Date: September 24th – September 28th 2013
Software: The SkyX, MaximDL, FocusMax, CCDAutoPilot, CCDStack, Photoshop

1 Comment for this entry

  • John Ralston

    My girlfriend and I are excited about the meteor shower tonight thanks to your website and our shared fascination with astronomy. Pictures like these are what drive us to keep looking at the stars! I hope the dracnoids are promising this evening!

    Thanks again,
    John and Cathy.
    Louisville, Kentucky

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