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NGC 6888

NGC6888_Crescent Nebula

NGC6888_Crescent Nebula

 First image in over a year since my open heart surgery.  First successful setup with new mount, iOptron 45 with 48" pier.  Thursday was an exceptional night, no wind, great seeing the Milky Way overhead.   This is a 121 min LRGB image taken thru Astro-Tech 111EDT from Whiting, NJ. between 9:30 pm - 12 am, guided with Starlight Lodestar X2 imaged with SXVR-H9 ccd.  Combined in MaximDL6, color adjusted in Photoshop CS6

Crescent in Cygnus (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105)

Crescent in Cygnus (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105)

The crescent nebula in Cygnus. Taken over two nights, first in H-Alpha light, then in filtered Red Green and Blue light. Total exposure 1.5 hours for the hydrogen alpha light and 15 minutes for each color.

The color light was taken last night, the H alpha a week prior. Both shot through a 5" f7 refractor from Verona on a crescent and subsequent first quarter moon nights. 

Crescent in Cygnus

Crescent in Cygnus

Crescent in Cygnus from Verona. 1.5 hours exposure.

crescent in full moon

crescent  in full moon

Crescent nebula in Cygnus last night just past full moon. Two hour exposure (12 ten minutes exposures) tak toa 130 sxvh9 starlight express camera.

NGC 6888

NGC 6888

NGC6888

NGC6888

Ha image