NGC6888 The Crescent Nebula in narrowband HA+OIII


This is the Crescent nebula in narrowband. HA and OIII filters where used, but due to unstable tracking most of the frames did not make it into the stack which comprises barely from 8 frames of each channel.
The GSO RC6 6" seems to be in good shape and in no need yet of collimation although it travelled from Germany to Greece (in nice packaging i must admit:D)
The target needs definitely more data which I will be gathering in the following days.

Astronomy object details: 

The Crescent Nebula is a beautiful emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away. Also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105.
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 230,000 to 400,000 (speculation) 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.
It is a rather faint object located about 2 degrees SW of Sadr. For most telescopes it requires a UHC (Ultra High Contrast) or OIII (Oxygen 3) filter to see. Under favourable circumstances a telescope as small as 8 cm aperture(with the use of appropriate filter) can see its nebulosity.
Larger telescopes (20 cm of aperture or more) reveal the crescent or a Euro sign shape which makes some to call it the "Euro sign nebula".

Technical details: 

SBIG 8300M
HEQ5 Pro
Guiding camera: QHY CCD QHY5 mono
Filters used: Baader OIII 2" 8.5nm,  Baader 7nm Ha 2"
Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress FW 5*2"

Resolution: 1596x1220
Baader 7nm Ha 2'': 8x600" -5C bin 2x2
Baader OIII 2" 8.5nm: 10x600" -5C bin 2x2
Integration: 3.0 hours
Darks: ~20
Bias: ~300
Avg. Moon age: 26.10 days
Avg. Moon phase: 12.71%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00
Temperature: 25.00
Locations: Home obs, Athens, Greece
Dates: Aug. 11, 2015

Projection origin.. [600.064485 458.541298]pix -> [RA:+20 12 10.88 Dec:+38 19 04.43]
Resolution ........ 2.172 arcsec/pix
Rotation .......... -10.273 deg
Field of view ..... 43' 26.7" x 33' 11.9"
Image center ...... RA: 20 12 10.890  Dec: +38 19 04.54

Image bounds:
   top-left ....... RA: 20 13 45.207  Dec: +38 39 14.67
   top-right ...... RA: 20 10 06.504  Dec: +38 31 28.22
   bottom-left .... RA: 20 14 14.566  Dec: +38 06 32.70
   bottom-right ... RA: 20 10 37.446  Dec: +37 58 49.74
Captured with  Main Sequence Software SequenceGeneratorPro
Processed in PixInsight

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