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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 7635 ("The Bubble Nebula")

Object Position:

RA 23h 20m 44.40s Dec. +61° 11' 40.80" (J2000)

Constellation Location:

Cassiopeia

Visual Magnitude:

8.5

Distance from Earth:

11,300 light-years (3.5 kpc)

Diameter of Object:

The bubble is roughly 10 light-years (3pc) across.

Scale of Image:

The image is approximately 2.6 arcminutes on the vertical.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC I Wide Field Camera

Exposure Dates:

September 6, 1992

Total Exposure Time:

5 minutes

Filters:

Red: F658N(NII), Green: F656N(Halpha), Blue: F502N(OIII)

Colors:

Chromatic color

Principal Astronomers:

J. Hester, P. Scowen, and B. Moore (Arizona State University)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 21, 1998 12:00pm ET

Orientation/Scale:

North is on the diagonal away from the bubble toward the clouds.