"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
Right Ascension 20h 12m 7s - Declination +38° 21.3′
Imaging Telescope or Lens: Taken with an Astro-Tech 12" Ritchey - Chrétien Reflector Astrograph
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 from Earth. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250.000 to 400.000 years ago.
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