Updated: 2.12.06

The Crescent Nebula, designated as NGC6888, was formed from the ejection of gases of a Wolf-Rayet star. It is located in the constellation of Cynus and is in an area surrounded by faint emission nebulae. This shot was taken with the 10" Newtonian at f/4 during an outing to Chiefland over the September new moon.

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10" Homemade Newtonian on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

66x3 mins

f/4 with MPCC FF

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