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NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, the larger surrounding emission region is known as  Sharpless 162. A fascinating bubble like molecular cloud that look like a human skull. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. The intriguing Bubble Nebula lies a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia.

RA 23h 20m 42s, Dec 61d 11m 03s
Pos Angle +170 25', FL 1751.5 mm, 0.87"/Pixel
Optics and mount: Meade 10" ACF f/7 on Takahashi Em-200
Camera: Artemis 4021. Guided with MiniBorg 60ED and DSI pro II.
Filters: HaLRGB Astrodon Gen. 2
Exposures:  Ha: 16 x 600 - RGB 10 x 600 - L 12 x 600.
Software: Maxim DL (Guiding, calib), Photoshop CS2.
Date and Location 20-23.09.2009 / 59 11 47.83 N. - 10 22 29.33 E

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