Bubble Nebula Wide field


David Slack

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Revelation ed66 refractor, Canon EOS1100d DSLR, Astronomik CLS filter, skywatcher HEQ5 syntrek.

Image of the Bubble Nebula (centre) M52 cluster (Right), NGC7510 cluster & SH2-157 emission nebula.
The bubble (10 light years across across) is created by the stellar wind from a massive star 45 times more massive than our sun pushing gas out against material contained in the surrounding molecular cloud, the nebula is 11k light years away. I’m pleased with how the image came out given the relatively short integration time (24 x 5 minute exposures) from urban skies, I like that there is a lot going on in the image thanks to the wide field of view.