Misty Bow in Cygnus

NGC 6888
NGC 6888

Object Name: NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula)
Object Type: emission nebula
Location: Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date: 05.08.2011
Media: graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope: Columbus 13” (320/1387 Newtonian telescope) + Baader Zoom Mark III (set on 20mm) + Lumicon UHC
Seeing: 2/5
Transparency: 1/5
NELM: 6,1 mag


It was really good night. Clarity was very good so even faint objects were visible. NGC 6888 – emission nebula in Cygnus (in internet, you can find many pictures of this object and much less observation reports and sketches). Formed by stellar wind from central Wolf-Rayet star (WR136). On sketch you can see shape of crescent and after few minutes of eye adaptation, also faint structures inside nebula were visible.

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