Plagued with one of the worst bouts of “new telescope cloudiness”, it’s been mostly rain for weeks now. Add a nice slice of “can’t view the lunar eclipse tonight because of the clouds”, and one is left with nothing more than memories… or old data to process!

Case in point here is NGC 7635, a beautiful emission nebula about 10,000 light years away (or if you prefer, sixty quadrillion miles. Not a walk in the park!) The “big bright shining star” inside the bubble here is actually responsible More >