NGC 6888 - The Crescent Nebula

Planetary nebula in Cygnus,  surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star.

A planetary nebula is a shell of gas that has been shed by a star late in its lifetime.

Magnitude: 10,  Surface Brightness: 15.49,  Dimension: 20'x 10',  RA: 20h 12m 9s, Dec: +38 20' 9"


Optics Celestron 80ED @ f/7.5, guided with an 8" LX200 Classic @ f/5.9
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress MX7-C
Filter Baader UV-Ir
Exposure 20 - 6 minute exposures
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3, Deconvolution, DDP. , final work in Photoshop7
Date 07-15-05
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes Seeing and transparency average.   First image with the new 80ED.  Could really use 10 minute exposures, and possibly an LPR filter.  Ha filter would be the best, if I had one.