NGC7635, Bubble Nebula

by on Jun.16, 2013, under Image Gallery


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The Bubble Nebula is located 7,800 light-years from Earth towards the constellation Cassiopeia. NGC7635 is surrounded by a vast HII molecular cloud that glows red as hydrogen atoms are ionized.  Young stars are forming in some of the globules depicted in this image. These globules form as parts of the molecular cloud collapse and continue to contract under their own gravitational force.

Data acquired and reduced by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Data processed by: Salvatore Grasso
Exposure time: 35 hours
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, and STX16803 CCD
Location: Perez Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico

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