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NGC 6888 - The mighty Crescent Nebula and the Soap Bubble

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA 8)

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro

Mounts: Ioptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  SharpCap

Filters: IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor


Dates:June 23, 2021June 27, 2021

Frames:IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter: 316x120" (10h 32') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 10h 32'

Darks: 20

Flats: 30

Bias: 30

Avg. Moon age: 15.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4711309


Resolution: 6054x4025

Locations: Астро терасата под звездите / My astro terrace under the stars, гр. София, кв. Княжево, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard

Description

Hello all,

After a month of clouds I picked up the Crescent Nebula as my next target. I really wanted to give it a go and was secretly hoping to see the Soap Bubble in the image. I imaged the same target last year with my C6 upgraded with a hyperstar (but no narrowband filter). I took 7 hours of data back then only to find out that I hardly see the Crescent Nebula. I was quite disappointed

Now initially I stacked the images after the first night - 4 hours only and started to scream from joy when I saw the contours of the Soap Bubble. Then I imaged another night and this is the result of my session on this night sky object.

Imaging with the ASI2600 MC-Pro is fun tho:

- the star aligned and debayered images are only 92 gigabytes XD

- however I managed to remove the noise from the image without the help of TopazDenoise so I guess the 2600 is quite sensitive.

- I managed to capture the soap bubble from the city at full moon with a color camera!!!

In addition I love my RASA!!!

I wish for clear skies to all as I am off to the next target.

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