Crescent Nebula

Crescent Nebula in Cygnus, 5,000 light years away.

Not a great shot, but decent. The nebula is very faint and needs a longer exposure, and for some reason I’ve yet to figure out, none of my RGB frames were usable, which is why it’s a B&W shot. That would also have doubled the exposure time.

Shot 24 October 2019; Princeton, New Jersey; Exposure: 90 minutes, f/5.2; ZWO ASI 1600 Pro 36mm narrowband, cooled, monochrome, CMOS camera & Televue NP127is telescope as lens; post-processing: DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop CC.

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