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Uploaded 24-Sep-21
Taken 30-Aug-07
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Dimensions2250 x 1500
Original file size3.07 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified30-Aug-07 10:11
Bubble Nebula and M52

Bubble Nebula and M52

NGC 7635 - Original version.
the Bubble Nebula is a ghostly emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is approximately 10,000 light years away from us.
I wanted to add more exposure to my Aug 5/6 session on this nebula at the DAO and the dark skies on Monday night Aug 13 at Cypress Hills following the star party provided the opportunity. The attached is the result of combining exposures from both sessions. The extra exposure resulted in more subtle detail and lower background that I had from the first session alone.
Locations and dates – DAO, Victoria and Cypress Hills Sask on 2007-08-5/6 and 08-13/14.
Equipment – Williams 105mm with modified Canon 350D on HEQ5 mount.
Exposure – 153 light and 96 dark frames at ISO 1600 for 58 sec each plus 50flats.
Processing – Alignment, stacking and digital development in ImagesPlus followed by some enhancement in Pixinsite and Photoshop.