NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula and M52 globular cluster
Another great night at the hill thanks to the weather gods who started to send clouds, then noticed us and took them away again. I tried imaging NGC 7635, the bubble Nebula for the first time and will likely have another go in the dark Saskatchewan skies. It is a beautiful object and would benefit from more exposure (see the incredible image of it in the last Sky News). Still, I am pleased with my first try and like the combination with M 52.
Date and location- 2007-08-05/6 at Observatory Hill near Victoria.
Equipment- William Optics 105mm with modified Canon 350D and HEQ5 mount.
Exposure- 76 light and 36 dark frames at ISO 1600 for 58 sec. as well as
25 flats taken with light box.
Processing- Calibration, alignment, stacking and digital development in ImagesPlus followed by additional processing with Photoshop and Astronomy Tools.