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The Details
Object
Cygnus Bubble Nebula PN G75.5+1.7 (aka: Soap Bubble Nebula)
Optics
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien @ f/6.9
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen Alpha Filter
Date
24 and 25 July 2009
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 19 x 1200 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCD Stack, Photoshop CS 4
Orientation
Field of View: 23'06"’ x 15'31" centered on RA 20h15m26.4s
DEC +38°02’25” (2000.0) . North angle 270.5°; east 90° CCW from north.
Notes

The Cygnus Bubble Nebula, also known as the Soap Bubble Nebula, lies in the galactic plane of the Milky Way in the direction of the constellation Cygnus, The Swan. Click here for more images (including the discovery image), interesting details, and the story behind the discovery of the Cygnus Bubble Nebula.

This image of the Cygnus Bubble Nebula appeared on page 35 of the July 2010 Sky & Telescope magazine as part of the article Deep Sky Discovery (pages 34-38). Written by Mike Simmons, a contributing editor to S&T, the article chronicles the discovery story of the Cygnus Bubble Nebula and its subsequent reporting and official acknowledgment by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

 

 

 

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