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Veil Nebula

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NGC 6960 Veil Nebula (Spouth & West) in Cygnus
Date August 12-14, 2014
Exposure HαRGB 480:30:30:30
Camera STL11000M with AstroDon Gen II filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with 50mm MiniBorg
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS6, GradientXterminator NIK Dfine2
Comments Super moon during Ha; acquired with CCD Commander


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NGC 6960 Veil Nebula (West) in Cygnus
Date August 29 - September 3, 2010
Exposure HαLRGB 45:100:130:130:130 (cropped and rotated; N to left)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with 50mm MiniBorg
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, FITS Liberator, AstroActions, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderate seeing but one night of excellent transparency


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Pickering's Triangle (part of NGC 6960, 6974, 6979) Supernova remnant
 (Veil Nebula) in Cygnus
Date July 13, 14, 15 2009
Exposure (Hα)HαOIIIOIII (unbinned)
Camera STL11000M with Baader narrow band filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Warm, some clouds, moderate seeing

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Click HERE for a full resolution crop of NGC 6992 (Eastern Veil)

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NGC 6960, 6974, 6979, 6992 & 6995 Supernova remnant
 (Veil Nebula) in Cygnus
Date June 15-25, 2008
Exposure HαRGB 300:15:15:15 (unbinned)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106N f/5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, FITS Liberator, Vanderbei deconvolution
Comments Bright moon during Hα imaging; warm with moderate seeing

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SHO color mapped image        HSO color mapped image.

 

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NGC 6960 Veil Nebula (West) in Cygnus
Date July 22 & 23, 2007
Exposure SIIHαOIII 90:90:90 (inverted)
Camera ST2000XM with Schuler filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky 90 f/4.5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Self-guided
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS2, FITS Liberator, AstroActions
Comments Moderate seeing both evenings

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NGC 6992 Supernova Remnant (Veil Nebula) in Cygnus
Date July 1, 2006
Exposure HαOIIIOIII 60:60:60 (unbinned)
Camera ST2000XM with Astrodon/Schuler filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky90 @f/5.6 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding ST-4 on 80mm guidescope
Processing MaximDL, FITS Liberator, Photoshop CS2
Comments Hot and humid with high clouds, not very good seeing

 

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