Double Bubble

Double Bubble

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A month of unseasonably cloudy and hazy nights prevented me from acquiring longer exposures for this target than I wanted. The area west of NGC 2327 in Canis Major hosts two intergalactic bubbles made mostly of HII gas that appear to still be condensing into stars. HII region LBN 1035 enveloped by reflection nebula GN 07.00.3 comprise the bubble to the lower left while LBN 1030 and reflection nebula GN 06.59.4 are to the upper right.


This work is dedicated to Victor Badillo S.J. It is a small token of recognition for someone who through many decades has wholeheartedly fostered and promoted astronomy in the Philippines. His gentle patience and tireless efforts nurtured fledgling beginners, myself included, as well as specialized professionals.

Coordinates       :

07h 03' -11d 25'

Date Imaged       :

February 25, 2011

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :


Exposure       :

3.75 hours

Filter       :

Astrodon HaRGB 90,15,60,60 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio