WIZARD NEBULA NGC 7380 (GUIDED)

Happy Halloween! In this version of the Wizard Nebula I increased the sub-exposures from 15 minutes to 30 minutes which required guiding.  I then stacked 11 images.  This increased the resolution substantially.

The wizard nebula is a cloud of interstellar gas and dust that lies about 8000 light-years from us. In a telescope you would probably only see the cluster of stars and not the nebula itself since it is very faint.

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BUBBLE NEBULA – HALLOWEEN VERSION

I was surprised to see the gremlin’s face when I processed this image of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635). This was obtained by stacking about 13 hours of exposures (39×10 minutes and 28×15 minutes) taken with the Astro-Physics f6.3 130mm refractor in combination with the QSI 690 camera. My Astro-Physics mount is getting more accurate as time goes on, so these exposures were done with no guide camera. I hope to gather more detail on this nebula over time.

Happy Halloween!

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