The Crescent Nebula (NGC6888)

Image of the Crescent Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 20 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Crescent Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:21 (EST) – 3 hours and 59 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 24° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:14.

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Name The Crescent Nebula (NGC6888)
Object type HII region
Other names
The Crescent Nebula
C 27[2]
NGC 6888[1]
Position
Constellation:Cygnus
Magnitude:7.50 (V) [2]
7.44 (B) [1]
Right ascension:20h12m [1]
Declination:+38°21' [1]
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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