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Object:  Bubble Nebula, NGC 7635
Date: October 5, 2003
Equipment: 10" SCT at F/6.3, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: RGB 120:30:30 minutes, R binned 1x1, G and B binned 2x2
Processing: Photoshop, data from the red channel was used for luminance to produce RRGB
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Seeing was excellent that night, averaging at about 2.5" FWHM.

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Description: The Bubble Nebula is located in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is approximately 10 light years across. Its shape is due to the strong solar winds generated by the bright star towards the bottom left of the bubble. The same solar winds and radiation are eating into the surrounding gas cloud creating the finger-like shapes outside the bubble's lower left.

Copyright 2003 Paul Kanevsky