Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula Hubble palette

full resolution

60% of the original size

NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula and Sharpless 162, is a H II region[2] 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, 8.7[2] magnitude young central star, the 15 ± 5 M☉[4] SAO 20575 (BD+60 2522).[7] The nebula is near a giant molecular cloud which contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot central star, causing it to glow.[7] It was discovered in 1787 by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel.[6] The star SAO 20575 or BD+602522 is thought to have a mass of 10-40 Solar masses.
W.O FLT-110 with dedicated field flattener
EQ6 Pro
Astrodon 5nm Ha filter
Baader 8nm SII filter
Baader 8.5nm OIII filter
Ha: 3h 20min
SII: 4h 20min
Total exposure 11h40min under near full moon from Kallithea Athens Greece.
Anacortes Image of the Day 08/09/2009
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1 comment:

Dentists Greece said...

Καλά ρε Θοδωρή έγραψες πάλι!!

Αντε και εις ανώτερα!

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