NGC 6888- 6.21.2006
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Televue TV 60IS
Mount: Meade LX200
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel 350XT
Filters: Orion SkyGlow

Focal Ratio:  F/6

Guiding with Meade DSI

40 X 180 Seconds
Time: 10:34pm - 12.48am EST
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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