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The Crescent Nebula

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. The outflow of energy from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 creates the pattern in the gas. (4.6-inch TS115 Triplet refractor at f/7, Atik 460 EX CCD camera, ten 10-minute Hydrogen-alpha exposures stacked with thirty 5-minute RGB exposures)
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