NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula

Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

NGC6888 also known as the Crescent Nebula is an emission nebula, about 5,000 light years away from Earth.
It measures about 25 light years across.

Facts about NGC6888 by Keith Turnecliff

NGC6888 is a cosmic bubble about 25 light years across, blown by winds from its central, bright, massive star.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for early September at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.