NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) in HaRGB   (images above are reduced-size | other sizes for top imagemedium , original)

Distance:  5,000 light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -10C
Filters Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 5x20min Ha (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
Date/Location 28 September 2013 - Las Cruces, NM
Note: Top image is Ha_HaRGB, where Ha:R (40:60) was used for the Red channel, and Ha for Luminance.  Bottom image shows the Ha channel only, exposing dusty regions created by Hydrogen (read more about Ha at my blog).

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