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.

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