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Contains:  Crescent nebula, NGC 6888
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The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888), 


            WJM Observatory
The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888)

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:VC200L

Imaging camera:Canon 40D

Mount:Losmandy GM100

Guiding telescope or lens:SBIG ST-i Autoguiding Kit

Guiding camera:SBIG STi-mono

Focal reducer:Vixen F/6.4 VC200L Reducer

Software:Open Source PHD2 GuidingPixInsightO'Telescope BackyardEOS

Resolution: 800x558

Dates:July 5, 2014

Frames: 47x420"

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.08% job: 316087

RA center: 303.050 degrees

DEC center: 38.337 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.168 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.278 degrees

Field radius: 0.564 degrees

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States


Wish I had gotten more exposures but the wind knocked me out on this night. Still impressive I got as many as I did in the stiff 15-25MPH winds this night.

Seeing: 3 out of 5
Transparency: 3 out of 5
Temperature: 72-80 Degrees
Dithering: Every frame



WJM Observatory
License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888), 


            WJM Observatory

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