The Blue Snowball is a planetary nebula, representing a dying star that has shed its outer layers, similar to
the Ring Nebula, Dumbbell Nebula, and Helix Nebula, but more distant. Through a large telescope, the
Blue Snowball appears visually as an oval turquoise gem against a velvet black sky, in the constellation
Andromeda. The Blue Snowball Nebula has been catalogued as NGC 7662 and more recently
designated Caldwell 22.
This image combined 30 minutes of red, 27 minutes green and 24 minutes of blue exposures, all
unbinned. An ST10XME camera was used through a Meade 12" LX200R and an AP reducer at my
Music: Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Winter
note: this music soars about 60 seconds
into the piece....