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The Bubble Nebula, Caldwell 11, Sharpless 162

The Bubble Nebula Complex in Cassiopeia

NGC7635 The Bubble Nebula

Certainly my best shot of the Bubble Nebula complex to date!
Lots of detail in this one!
It is an enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot massive star!
This was a 10 Hours of exposure through Astronomik 7nm & 6nm Narrow Band data Mapped out to RGB. Captured over 3 nights from my backyard observatory in Dayton. 6″ Celestron Newt.,Coma Corrector, & ZWO 174mm Cooled CMOS Camera, Nebulosity, Pixinsight, & Adobe CS.
NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11, is a H II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia, The “bubble” is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot, 8.7th magnitude young central star, SAO 20575.
The Bubble is located in front of the HII Emission Region. It is located about 7000 to 11000 light years from Earth.

Earth’s Natural Rotation

Here you can see we are actually spinning in excess of 800 miles per hour here in Dayton, Ohio…so Hang on tight!

Yes, Earth is always rotating,  Faster at the Equator and slower at the Poles.
Here is my ~ 1 hour time lapse images(107 images at 30 seconds each) of Earth’s Natural Rotation taken above my house and backyard Observatory in Dayton!

There is faint a high altitude aircraft dotted line running vertically through the image, as well as a faint small Camelopardalid Meteor trail. Captured on 05-24-2014 around 3:00am to 4:00am E.S.T. Taken with my Canon Rebel Xsi  DSLR & 17mm lens, ISO 800, 107 x 30 seconds exp.
Best Regards,
John Chumack

Camelopardalids Meteor Drizzle

The Camelopardalids Meteor Shower 2014, More of a Drizzle, than a Shower. The New shower had very few Meteors per hour, I estimated about 8 to 12 per hour, most were faint, but it did produce a few bright ones, as seen captured by my Meteor Video Camera network at my Backyard Observatory in Dayton Ohio. The Peak Activity seem to occur around 2:00am to 4:00am EST.

Watch my short video clip on Youtube showing them as slow burners!!!

Best Regards,
John Chumack

Aurora Borealis 1991-2001 10 Years of Color

I’m leaving to lead our tour in Alaska for the Northern Lights, and the World Championship Ice Sculpting Competitions!!

Here are 16 of my best Aurora from 1991 to 2001, 10 years of colorful Aurora Borealis from the Dayton, Ohio Area, Yes Aurora have gone as far south as Florida over the years. All these were Film shots!!!

Lets hope the sun throws lots of flares our way over the next two weeks!!!
I’m still working on the 2002 to 2012 Series. When I return from Alaska in April I should have a new series from AK.

Best Regards,
John Chumack