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Cresent Nebula in Cygnus
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Poster: ClownFish (see all of this user's photos)
Description: Here is my shot of the very faint Crescent Nebula. 250,000 years ago the outer shell of a massive Wolf-Rayet star began to shed its outer atmosphere, creating this beautiful orange nebula of expanding gas as the star is gives off the mass of our Sun every 10,000 years. Along the edge of the image you can see the much larger emission nebulosity that is over 4700 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. The central star (WR136) will probably explode into a spectacular supernova within the next million years.


Taken July 4th, 2005 from my observatory New Mexico
Meade LXD75 8" f/4 Schmidt Newtonian
Hand guided with an Orion 910mm Guidescope
30 minute exposure on Kodak E200 slide film
Olympus OM-1 and Stiletto Focuser.


KWB
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Registered: 9/30/2006
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Awesome,as good as it gets!
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:34pm
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john D
All you have to do is ask!!

Registered: 8/5/2007
Posts: 5682
lots of stars! nice picture
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:06pm
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Astroman305
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Registered: 5/19/2004
Posts: 1036
Fantastic! I love the surrounding red nebula's as well!
Mon Jun 2, 2008 3:18am
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d.sireci51
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Registered: 11/19/2009
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Fantastic imaging!!!
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:48pm
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woody0674
journeyman

Registered: 2/1/2010
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that is beautiful!
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:18pm
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d.sireci51
Arachnoid

Registered: 11/19/2009
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I know this one was a bugger to get! great image
clownfish
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:53am
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d.sireci51
Arachnoid

Registered: 11/19/2009
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Could you use an assistant?
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:50pm
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Coy
super member

Registered: 2/3/2012
Posts: 186
I still need to get a visual on this one for the Caldwell list. Filter isn't bringing it out. Might have to go for it at Okie Tex.
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:04pm
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Megabusa
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Registered: 5/28/2012
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COOL
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:21am
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