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NGC6888, Crescent Nebula, 


            Nico Augustin
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NGC6888, Crescent Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evostar 72ed

Imaging cameras: Sony ILCE-6000 A6000

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini Guide Scope 50 mm

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Software: Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor  ·  Photoshop CC

Accessory: OVL Field Flattener  ·  Ikarus Technologies StellarMate OS  ·  Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Dates:April 29, 2019

Frames: 28x300" ISO1600 bin 1x1

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~36

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 2741479

RA center: 20h 12' 13"

DEC center: +38° 22' 19"

Pixel scale: 4.321 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.524 degrees

Field radius: 1.802 degrees

Resolution: 2500x1667

Locations: N von Selenter See bei Gut Salzow, Fargau-Pratjau, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Data source: Traveller


The first 2:20 hrs of my Crescent Nebula project - A first test if my a6000 can "see" something at all :-)



  • NGC6888, Crescent Nebula, 


            Nico Augustin
  • Final
    NGC6888, Crescent Nebula, 


            Nico Augustin


Description: New Version with slight enhancements in the nebulosity. I played with StarNet++ (Mac version) to extract the stars and enhance the nebulae only. Then "married" the pictures again.

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NGC6888, Crescent Nebula, 


            Nico Augustin