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Astrophotography - Nebulae

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula - 6/23/2006 - more details

NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula

The Bubble Nebula forms a distinct half-circle surrounding a massive and energetic star. As opposed to M27 and M57, the nebula in NGC7635 is caused by the massive solar forces of the central star forcing the surrounding gases into a shell. These gases are then energized by the light from the central star, causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula is surrounded by a vast area of nebulosity, partially visible above and to the left of the bubble in this photograph . The Bubble Nebula is a close neighbor to the M52 open cluster.

M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula - 10/7/2005 - more details

M57 - The Ring Nebula - 9/14/2005 - more details