Cresent Nebula and Soap Bubble Nebula in the Constellation of Cygnus

July 06, 2023


Photographer: Pavel Vorobiev 
Summary Author: Pavel Vorobiev 

Shown above is a two-pane mosaic of the Cygnus region of the Milky Way that features the popular Crescent Nebula (top center) along with the much lesser-known Soap Bubble Nebula (bottom center). Both are emission type nebulae. The Crescent Nebula measures some 25 lightyears across and is about approximately 5,000 lightyears distant. The very dim and only recently discovered Soap Bubble Nebula (first identified in 2008) lies between 4,000 and 5,000 lightyears away. Images taken during clear, moonless nights in August and September 2022 from near Monterrey, Mexico.

Photo details: Skywatcher Esprit; 100ED; 357mm; F3.6; Reducer Starizona APEX 0.65x; Orion Atlas EQ-G; StarlightXpress Filter-wheel; Guiding with QHY mini-scope.

Monterrey, Mexico Coordinates: 25.6866, -100.3161

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