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NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula close up

Started by The Thing, Jul 29, 2022, 13:58:14

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The Thing

NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula is in Cygnus and is the bubble thrown off by a red giant and then illuminated and agitated by the remaining Wolf-Rayet star. Wikipedia has the whole story.

Taken with my old (circa 2006) Meade LX90 8" UHTC with a filter draw and Optolong l-Enhance narrowband (Ha,Hb,OIII).
0.6x0.4 degrees field of view.
65x120s, Gain 1600 (Unity), Offset 30, Temp -5c
Mount: NEQ6 Belt modded, new bearings.

Image date, time and location:           2022-07-26, Manche, France
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:   Meade LX90 8" UHTC F10 fl1864
Camera and filters used:                   QHY294PROC, Optolong l-Enhance
Processing applied:                           Pixinsight, Affinity Photo


Cloudy? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Gallic shrug :))

Carole

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Very nice result Duncan.  Not commented before as I have been on holiday.  Those optolong filters do a good job.

Carole

The Thing

Cloudy? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Gallic shrug :))