NGC 7538

About image

NGC 7538 is a small (8'x7') emission nebula, visible in the constellation of Cepheus, not far from the more well-known Bubble Nebula.
NGC 7538 is one of the easiest regions of intense star formation to observe, thanks to the fact that it does not appear obscured by dark clouds and dust.

Given its distance of about 9100 light years it is found on the branch of the Milky Way called Perseus Arm, in correspondence with the brilliant association OB Cas OB2, together with other nebulae such as Sh2-157 and Sh2-161.

Technical data
Optic           GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount         10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera          Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions
Filters       Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted RGB, Astrodon 50mm narrowband filters Ha 5nm and OIII 5nm
Guiding system     OAG Moravian M68 with guide camera Moravian G1-0301
Exposure details   R 22x300" bin2 -25C
                          G 20x300" bin2 -25C
            B 22x300" bin2 -25C

            Ha 29x600" bin2 -25C

                 OIII 18x600" bin2 -25C
Total integration    13h10'
Acquisition        Voyager, PHD2
Processing        Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L         20.67    
Location         Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date            26/27 October 2021, 5/6 November 2021

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