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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
 Last night.....or rather early this morning, (12:15am) I only attempted one target......the Crescent nebula, NGC 6888 in Cygnus.   As it turned out, it's a difficult target for backyard imaging.....at least in my backyard, with my equipment.   Probably should have saved it for a dark sky location.   Hard to put a number to it, but the sky looked a little bright and hazy to my eye.......couldn't see even a hint of the Milky Way, nor a hint of M31.
 
I did pick up the nebula, but very little of the detail structure.  
 
Celestron CG5 mount, Orion 80mm short tube refractor, Orion StarShoot II color, processed in Maxim DL lite, and Photo Shop Elements with Carboni tools.
 
NGC 6888:   46 subs @ 60 seconds per sub =  46 minutes  (complicated math) 
 
  


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Crescent nebula NGC 6888 7 2 09 50x60 NGC 6888
   

Crescent_nebula_NGC_6888_7_2_09_50x60.jpg
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