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Contains:  Crescent nebula, NGC 6888

Image of the day 08/05/2019

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    NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula, 


            Jason Guenzel
    NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula

    NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2328x1760

    Dates:March 19, 2019March 20, 2019March 26, 2019April 1, 2019April 13, 2019April 22, 2019April 24, 2019April 27, 2019May 6, 2019May 8, 2019May 11, 2019May 24, 2019May 27, 2019June 3, 2019

    Astronomik Deep-Sky B 1.25": 10x240" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky G 1.25": 10x240" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky R 1.25": 10x240" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Astronomik H-alpha 6nm CCD 1.25": 180x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Astronomik OIII 6nm CCD 1.25": 190x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 26.7 hours

    Darks: ~50

    Flats: ~50

    Bias: ~256

    Avg. Moon age: 14.10 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 50.97%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 2836402

    RA center: 303.042 degrees

    DEC center: 38.333 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.053 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 90.759 degrees

    Field radius: 0.427 degrees

    Data source: Backyard


    Here is a look at a target that needs little introduction. The Crescent is just a beautiful tangle of all the elements we love. The nebula is a result of competing stellar winds shed from the internal Wolf-Rayet star.




    Jason Guenzel
    License: None (All rights reserved)

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula, 


            Jason Guenzel