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The Crescent Nebula

30 Oct 2010, 19:00 UTC
The Crescent Nebula

This image of the Crescent Nebula or NGC 6888 was obtained using the Wide Field Camera on the Isaac Newton Telescope. It is a three-colour composite made from data collected using filters to
isolate the light emitted by hydrogen alpha (H-alpha) and doubly ionised oxygen (OIII) atoms,.

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