The Crescent Nebula (NGC6888) Sh2-104 and Sh2-106

Crescent Nebula

The Crescent and Sh2-104 and 106 Nebulae in Cygnus
Apogee U16M w Astrondon Gen II 5nm H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus
Guided w ST-402 and eFinder
Mounted on a Paramount ME
Acquired and Guided via CCDSoft5
16 x 10 min
Calibration, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels, curves and minor sharpening in PS CS4

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A mosaic is in the works that will include this frame, the Butterfly Nebula and the Tulip Nebula

Flesherton, Ontario
August 2010