NGC 6888 from BMV Observatories
NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is an emission nebula in Cygnus. It has an apparent size of 12 x 18 arc minutes and is located at a distance of about 5,000 light years. The glow comes from the stellar wind from a Wolf-Rayet star which is colliding and energizing the surrounding gas from previous ejections.

Date: July 6-7, 2010
Location: Blue Mountain Vista Observatory, New Ringgold PA
Optics: Starizona Hyperion telescope, 12.5 inch/2529 mm focal length
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: STL 11000
Guiding: self guided
Exposure: Ha 13 x 10 min - Total 2.2 hrs
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula
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