Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday Night, November 9, 2019
Bubble Nebula & M52, Moon & Venus Saturday, November 9, 2019 I took this image Saturday night, November 9, 2019 ... the "Bubble" Nebula (Upper Left) and an open star cluster known as Messier 52 (Lower Right). Venus was taken 70 minutes before sunset as I have many trees to my west and I tried to see if I could capture an image of it before it moved behing those trees. The exposure time was only 0.42 micro seconds. I 'blacked' out the blue sky.

The Bubble Nebula, also known as New General Catalog (NGC) 7635, is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52. The "bubble" is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot, young central star. it is estimated to be somewhere around 7,100 to 11,000 light-years away.

Messier 52 or M52, also known as NGC 7654, is an open cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia. 4,600 to 7,000 light-years away with many young stars of only 35 million years old (as compared to 10-12 billion years for typical star clusters). Unlike globbular cluster that contain millions of stars, this open cluster only contains about 200 stars. Equipment Used:
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Altair Hypercam 294c Pro Tec One-Shot-Color camera
Altair GPCAMv2 AR0130 MONO Guide Camera
Altair MG60 mini guide scope
Filter: Altair QuadBand 2" OSC CMOS (narrowband bi-color)
Equatorial Mount: Celestron AVX
Polar Align: QHY Pole Master

Software Used:
Mount control: Celestron PWI
Guiding: PHD2
Capture: SharpCap Pro (64 bit V 3.2.6054)
Moon Stacking: AutoStakkert V2.6.8
Galaxy Stacking: DeepSkyStacker v4.22

Post Processing:
PixInsight v1.8.7
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