The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

NGC 7635 is actually a rather small object, less than a quarter degree across.  My imaging setup has a field of view of 4×2.72 degrees, and the object is a little above the center.  The open cluster in the upper right quadrant is M52.

Below is a closer crop of the above image, showing the perfectly circular “bubble” in the center.

As counterpoint, here’s an exquisite image from the Hubble.

This image is a stack of about 30 10 minute exposures, taken over two nights.

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