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



    
        

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NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula
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NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula

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Dates:Aug. 25, 2017

Frames: 35x300"

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.75%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1704025

RA center: 20h 12' 6"

DEC center: +38° 22' 15"

Pixel scale: 2.217 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 224.437 degrees

Field radius: 0.624 degrees


Resolution: 1600x1245

Locations: Lincoln Park Observatory, Town of Tonawanda, New York, United States

Description

Located in the heart of Cygnus, NGC 6888 is a marvelous thing to see. It's delicate ribbed filaments of nebulosity, resulting from a Wolf-Rayet Star, WR 136, seen at its center. Between 250,000 and 400,000 years ago, WR 136 grew into a red giant, ejecting much of what is seen as the nebula today. Outward and inward moving shock waves create a strong X-ray signal, and result in the unusual patterns observed.

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NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula, 



    
        

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