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Pickering's Triangle

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED

Imaging camera: Atik 460EX Color

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS

Resolution: 2749x2199

Dates: Oct. 1, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.48%

Astrometry.net job: 572325

RA center: 312.170 degrees

DEC center: 31.541 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.870 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.406 degrees

Field radius: 0.425 degrees

Description

Test shots on part of the Veil Nebula, a central area of it usually called "Pickering's Triangle". This is a great visual target from a dark sky, and is enhanced with the use of an Oiii filter.
This is just 7 x 900 seconds under less than ideal conditions.

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Tim Jardine
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