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Crescent Nebula

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 AstrodonHa/OIII Exposure:35x900sec Ha, 27x600sec 18 August 2013 The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away. It was discovered by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel in 1792. It […]

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Cocoon Nebula 2014

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 AstrodonLRGB Exposure: 10×600 sec Lum/7×300 sec RGB 2xbin 18 August 2014 IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, and the Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection/emission nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cygnus. The NGC description refers to IC 5146 as […]

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Soap Bubble Nebula

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon HA OIII Exposure: 10×600 sec Ha/OIII 2bin 22 August 2014 The Soap bubble nebula, or PN G75.5+1.7, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus, near the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888). It was discovered by amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich using […]

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Snapshot of the Orion Nebula

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC Exposure:10x600sec and 9x10sec , 9 January 2013 The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south[b] of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is […]

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vdB152 Reflection Nebula in Cepheus

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC Exposure: 24x900sec / 6.00 h, 16 October 2012 Described as a “dusty curtain” or “ghostly apparition”, mysterious reflection nebula vdB 152 really is very faint. It lies about 1400 light-years away, along the northern Milky Way in the royal constellation Cepheus. […]

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Iris Nebula Widefield

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC exposure: 38×1200 sec / 12,6h The Iris Nebula, also NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4, is a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster within the nebula, LBN 487, and the nebula is […]

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Veil Nebula NGC6960

This image is a combination of LRGB frames and halpha and OIII mixed to the redchannel and the bluechannel Image in HST-palette This is the “classic LRGB” version The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions […]