I would like to schedule a few hours on Pier-8 after the moon goes away to image the Ghost nebula, SH 2-136, which is pretty dim. I discovered when I accidentally put in a request for the Pelican Nebula during a full moon, that the staff helpfully delays until the moon recedes a bit. For a dim object like this should I hold off putting my order in until the new moon is approaching and hope I make it? Or should I just put in the request now to get in line early, trusting the staff to wait until it is sufficiently dark?
Also, if anyone has suggestions on how I should proceed with this I would welcome them. I am planning to do an hour each of Lum, R, G, and B, but that is a wild ass guess. I am basing that on a guy who made a beautiful image (with more hours in a Bortle 5-6 location) who mentioned that lum was key to his success.