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|Description:||The central object in this image is aptly nicknamed 'The Bubble Nebula'. The hot, young central star (Wolf-Rayet type) is ejecting a stellar wind which has carved out a roughly spherical cavity in the surrounding ionized hydrogen. The Bubble contains several solar masses of ionized gas. The larger surrounding emission region is known as Sharpless 162.|
|Distance:||12,000 light years|
|Date:||16,17 july 2006|
|Equipment:||AP130 @ f/6, ST10XME, MI-250|
|Exposure:||4.25 hours 6nm Ha (Astrodon)|