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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

    Frames:
    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

    Astrometry.net 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

    Description

    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.

    Enjoy!

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    NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula, 





    
        

            Jason Guenzel