Thursday, November 20, 2008
A not so clear Crescent Nebula
It was exceeding windy when I did this image the other night. This is a very hard object to image anyway, I will just have to try again.
The Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888, is a shell of gas created by the star near the center. This star is known as a Wolf-Rayet star, a very unusual object and not related to the visually similar planetary nebulas.
Imaged with my SC6 SCT and my Orion DSCI 1. Twenty five 2 and 1/2 minute images median stacked.