NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula

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NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula

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First light (for me) using an ES 208mm f/3.9 Newtonian, my first Newt. Acquired over a recent clear night using a QHY 268c OSC & L-extreme filter, a must in Bortle 8 skies. Stacked & processed with Affinity Photo. I think I’m going to like this scope. Full res image on Astronbin. Thanks for looking!

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nice capture thx .
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Very nice capture, that scope should be a great performer :)
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Very nice start. You are going to need some calibration frames to eliminate those dark horizontal bits. If you aren't shooting calibration frames, you can probably just clone them out in your editing app.
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An interesting image. The colors are different from what I'm used to for this target.

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Wow, sounds like a really nice scope. Congrats on your first light. It always takes a while to get used to a new one... But you seem to be far down that road already.

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Thanks for the comments & suggestions. Just like proofreading before you send out an email I corrected the horizontal black lines by using an in painting clone tool in Affinity Photo and reposted the image . Since I used the L-extreme filter the predominant color is red. The only adjustments in color I made were to boost saturation & removing the green color cast.
Scopes: Celestron 8SE, Celestron 11 XLT, Stellarvue SVQ100 Quad astrograph, Astrotech 60ED doublet, ZWO 30mm mini guidescope, Telrad/Svbony SV184/9 x 5O finder scopes
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Great capture, sure catches the eye.
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