NGC 6888 - 10.06.04
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Orion ED80mm
Mount: Meade
Camera: SX MX7C
Filters: Meade Nebula
Exposure:  45 Minutes
Location: Waldwick, NJ
NGC 6888 is an arc shaped nebula in the summer sky. The nebula forms a background for several spectacular foreground stars seen in the
image. Centrally within the Crescent is a massive Wolf-Rayet star which started shedding its outer layer 250,000 years ago. This layer and
preexisting material together form the complex shell we call the Crescent Nebula. NGC 6888 lies in a much larger background of emission
nebulosity 4700 light years away in the constellation Cygnus.
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