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Contains:  Crescent nebula, IC 1311, IC 1318, NGC 6871, NGC 6883, NGC 6888, NGC 6910, The star 25Cyg, The star 27Cyg, The star 28Cyg, The star 29Cyg, The star 34Cyg, The star 35Cyg, The star 36Cyg, The star Sadr (γCyg), gamma Cyg nebula
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Crescent Nebula (NGC-6888) Wide @ DSW, 


            Miles Zhou
Crescent Nebula (NGC-6888) Wide @ DSW
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Crescent Nebula (NGC-6888) Wide @ DSW

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2

Imaging cameras: QSI 583ws

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight for Mac

Filters: Astrodon 5nm Halpha  ·  Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters

Dates:April 18, 2017May 25, 2017

Astrodon 5nm Halpha: 24x600" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters: 36x300" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.54%

Basic astrometry details job: 1904412

RA center: 20h 12' 9"

DEC center: +38° 21' 7"

Pixel scale: 8.619 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.720 degrees

Field radius: 4.926 degrees

Resolution: 3284x2480

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) is a visually interesting object, and a popular target for astrophotography. This is taken by Rokinon 135mm which captures a quite wide area of the background nebulosity.



Miles Zhou
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Crescent Nebula (NGC-6888) Wide @ DSW, 


            Miles Zhou

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