NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula, is located in the constellation Cygnus near the bright star Sadr.

Photographer
Mike Pusatera
Email
michaelpusatera@gmail.com
Location of photo
Merritt Resevoir, Nebraska
Date/Time of photo
8/1/16
Equipment
William Optics GTF 81 | Orion Atlas EQ-G | QHY9Ms
Description
NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula, is located in the constellation Cygnus near the bright star Sadr. The emission nebula, also designated Caldwell 27 and Sharpless 105) was discovered in 1792 by William Herschel. Located 5000 light years from Earth, the emission nebula is a product of the impact of shock waves from the stellar wind of red giant HD192163 colliding with the star's ejecta when it became a red giant. The star is likely to go supernova sometime soon
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