Crescent Nebula


The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away. It was discovered by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel in 1792.[2] It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250,000[3] to 400,000 years ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward. The inward moving shock wave heats the stellar wind to X-ray-emitting temperatures.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 125ED
Imaging cameras: Canon 600D
Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Borg Mini-50
Guiding cameras: SBIG SG-4
Software: Adobe Photoshop 6 CS, Stark Labs Nebulosity
Filters: Astronomik UHC, Baader Ha
Resolution: 2452×1589
Dates: Oct. 18, 2014, Oct. 19, 2014
Locations: Home
Baader Ha: 16×300″ ISO800 bin 1×1
Astronomik UHC: 28×180″ ISO800
Integration: 2.7 hours
Darks: ~50
Avg. Moon age: 24.55 days
Avg. Moon phase: 25.68%
Mean SQM: 18.41
Temperature: 18.00
RA center: 303.165 degrees
DEC center: 38.480 degrees
Orientation: -92.125 degrees
Field radius: 0.903 degrees

Автор: Chris Bernardi

Astrophotography of the day of  SPONLI, 30.10.2014