The weather lately has been extremely good for astrophotography. So, as soon as the ghosts and goblins made their last run at the Milky Way Bars (is there any other candy astronomers give out) that we were giving out, I headed to the backyard to try to get Messier object M 52 (an open cluster) and the Bubble Nebula. Both located very close together in Cassiopeia. While nibbling on my Milky Way Bar, I spent the next several hours enjoying the wonderful dark skies, and taking (40) 2 minute exposures of this pair. Meanwhile I listened to the shrieks and laughs of many a sugar high recede into the night.
M 52 is the open cluster of 193 stars towards the bottom left of the picture, at a distance of 5000 light years. The Bubble Nebula is located in the red patch at the top of the picture and cataloged as NGC 7634. It is a diffuse, faint oval. Below is a close up so you can see it better. I bet your dying for a Milky Way Bar now. Enjoy!