Sep 212013

This area is rich in diversity offering the Open Cluster M52, Emission Nebula SH2-157 aka The Lobster Claw Nebula as well as SH2-161.  Also included is the more famous Bubble Nebula NGC 7635.

Imaged from my backyard outside Pittsburgh, PA.

Telescope:  Tak FSQ-106ED

CCD:  Apogee U16

Mount:  AP900GTO3

Exposure Time:  H-Alpha = 14x20min, O[III] = 9x20min, S[II] = 10x20min

Total Exposure Time = 11 Hours


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