The Bubble Nebula, NGC 7635

NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11, is a H II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52. The "bubble" is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot, 8.7 magnitude young central star, the 15 ± 5 M SAO 20575 (BD+60 2522).The nebula is near a giant molecular cloud which contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot central star, causing it to glow. It was discovered in 1787 by William Herschel. The star SAO 20575 or BD+602522 is thought to have a mass of 10-40 Solar masses.

Photograph by Max Freier
Rossington September 2015, from his new Observatory.
20 x 300 sec at ISO 800. 100mm APO telescope, with 0.85 reducer/flattener and Canon 600D astromodified Camera.
Processed with Deep Sky Stacker and Pix in Sight

Lunar Eclipse

Photograph taken by Bill Hughes who woke up at 2.30 am on the 28th Sep 2015 to a very misty and foggy Bessacarr.
Ever resourceful, Bill jumped in to his car and headed off to clearer skies over Wadworth to grab this amazing image of the Lunar Eclipse.
Details: 3:07am , 1/4 sec. ISO 800. with 72/432 F6 Apo refractor.

Cocoon Nebula

The Cocoon Nebula surrounded by the dark nebula Barnard 168 in Cygnus as photographed from Hatfield on 16.08.15 using a Canon600 dslr on a Takahashi 4" refractor.23x300s exposures iso800 acquired in Nebulosity, processed in AstroArt with flats and darks, were modified in Photoshop.