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Crescent and Soap Bubble Nebula HOO

Locations: Home, Kanton Bern, Switzerland, Gurnigel, Bern

  • Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
  • Mount: Skywatcher EQ6r Pro
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific ED 102 APO
  • Others: ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW

Exposure Details: Total integration time 19.15 HRS, 131x300 Ha, 100x300 OIII

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The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in Cygnus's constellation, about 5000 light-years from Earth. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1792. 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 250,000 to 400,000 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.

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