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Francesco-di Biase

Location of Photo:

Puglia, Italy

Date/Time of photo:

2023 July 22


RC12", CCD Mono Kai4022 with Astrodon narrowband filters (Ha and OIII), GM2000HPS2 mount


In the boundless night sky, the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) unveils its astronomical splendor. Captured through my telescope, the stunning interplay of cosmic gas and dust lit by a central, explosive Wolf-Rayet star is absolutely breathtaking. This celestial spectacle, lying some 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, truly encapsulates the ethereal beauty of our universe. Instruments: Telescope RC12" @f/6 Mount 10Micrion GM2000HPS2 Moravian G2-4000 @-18°C Astrodon Filters 5nm Ha(28*600") OIII(27*600") Chroma Filters for RGB (13*300" each) About 12 hours total integration SQM 19.40 - South Italy