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NGC 6888
Object Information:

NGC 6888, The Crescent Nebula

The Crescent Nebula is an emission nebula which is believed to have been formed from the stellar wind from the bright Wolf-Rayet near the center of the nebula that is presently colliding with slower moving stellar material from the same star ejected during an earlier red giant phase.

Image date:

June 5, 2005

Exposure Information:

An RGB image with 36 minutes per color channel.

Imaged at:

Mt. Laguna, San Diego County, California.

Equipment:

Optics - Takahashi Epsilon 160 f/3.3
Mount - Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera - SBIG ST-2000XM