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NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) -Ha

First Light with ASI-1600MM

The Crescent nebula (center) is a bubble of ionized gas formed by a Wolf-Rayet (or WR) star. WR stars are huge short lived stars that lose mass as they age, many ending in spectacular supernovae. The gas surrounding the Crescent is part of a huge hydrogen rich area of the milky way around the constellation of Cygnus.

I got a new camera!! After working out some issues in SGP I finally got a little data, but the ZWO cam preformed amazingly with such short integration.

Gear:
Canon 200mm F/2.8L w/ 2x, 400mm F/7.1
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:
ZWO 7nm Ha filter (1.25′)
15x240s, -10C, Gain 200, Offset 50

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP

Thanks for looking!