NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula

Credits: Wikimedia Commons / Stephanh

NGC6888 also known as the Crescent Nebula id an emission nebula, about 5,000 light years away from Earth.

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.