NGC6888 Crescent

Updated: 11.2.04

NGC6888, is also known as the Crescent Nebula for the arcing shape. It is located in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. Images take with an Ha filter highlights the nebulosity well by suppressing the stars surrounding this predominantly emission nebula. The image was taken at Chiefland during the October new moon.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

36x4 mins


Acquired in Astroart and processed in Maxim as an RGB image (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor