Helena Observatory,   North Alton, NS

Soap Bubble planetary nebula

01-Mar-2024 14:25 AST 01-Mar-2024 18:25 UTC

Soap Bubble planetary nebula, 2-Aug-2016

Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: CEM60
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD2
Imaging Camera: Atik 383L+
Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha
Frames: 8 @ 10m0s of Ha
Total Exposure: 1h20mm
Processing: PixInsight
Distance: 1300 ly
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The Soap Bubble is a very faint planetary nebula. It is dead-centre in this photo, (almost) visible as a slightly lighter ring against the background nebulosity. Although it is close to the Crescent Nebula (NGC6888) and has therefore been photographed countless times, it was only discovered in 2007, due to its faintness.