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NGC 6888 - 26.7.2019 at 04.00 Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja Observation number 84589

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Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I hadn’t photographed this object in the name of sickle fog either, so the deficiency had to be fixed.
I photographed mainly with narrowband filters (due to the effect of the moon) and I used broadband coloring mainly on the stars.

I sacrificed a reasonable amount of exposure time for the subject because I also wanted to bring the so-called soap bubble mist (third picture) - a dim planetary mist that was only discovered in 2008 .

Another image is a version with the brightest stars removed.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6888
    • Keskitaso
  • Constellation
    • Cygnus
  • Nebulae
    • Planetary nebula info

      Planetary nebula is the remnant of a death star. It could be ring-shaped, disc-like or spread out rather irregularly.

      With the exception of some nearest objects planetary nebulae have a small apparent diameter and they need a rather big instrument to be visible.


      Planetary nebula M27 aka The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. Image Juha Parvio.


      M76 aka The Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus. Image Rauno Päivinen.

    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED, 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS, Atik 460EX, 80x10min Ha, 55x10min OIII, 90x3min RGB total approx. 27 hours

Comments: 2 pcs
Rauno Päivinen - 3.8.2019 at 18.05 Report this

Hienot kuvat Tapiolta, melkoinen valotusmäärä. Tuo saippuakuplasumu on hyvä bonus, pitää kokeilla saisiko siitä itsekin kuvan

Mauri Korpi - 4.8.2019 at 15.52 Report this

Hieno tuo saippuakupla!

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