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Contains:  NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340, Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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Veil Nebula Complex: 110 Hours, 2 Years, 3 Countries, 





    
        

            Steve Milne
Veil Nebula Complex: 110 Hours, 2 Years, 3 Countries

Veil Nebula Complex: 110 Hours, 2 Years, 3 Countries

Technical card

Resolution: 3791x4753

Dates:Oct. 7, 2018

Frames:
Chroma Ha 3nm: 140x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 22x1800" bin 1x1
Chroma OIII 3nm: 125x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 22x1800" bin 1x1

Integration: 110.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.63%

Astrometry.net job: 2328094

RA center: 312.936 degrees

DEC center: 30.335 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.214 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.825 degrees

Field radius: 2.714 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, NM, United States; Home Observatory, Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom; E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

The Veil Nebula complex is a supernova remnant located some 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. It is believed that the original supernova would have been visible on Earth around 3,000 - 6,000 BC. The Veil Nebula covers an area of the sky roughly 3° in diameter – 6 full moons.

I began this mosaic around 2 years ago and it has taken three seasons to complete it from my home observatory in the UK. During this time I undertook various other Veil projects. I decided to include all of that data in the final mosaic and this means that the finished image is made up of data from five different rigs located in three countries: two Williams Optics Star 71 telescopes with Moravian G2-8300 cameras at my home observatory in the UK; a Takahashi 106 and QSI 683 located in New Mexico, USA (Deep Sky West); another Takahashi and QSI 683 located in a remote observatory in Spain (e-EyE – jointly owned with Barry Wilson); and an Esprit 120 with QSI 690 also at my home observatory. Filters were a mix of Astrodon and Chroma 3nm and 5nm.

The main 4 panel mosaic was captured between 20 October 2016 and 7 October 2018. The supplemental data was captured between 30 August 2016 and 6 August 2018.

Here is a brief summary:

Ha:

WO Star 71 (UK): 69 x 1200s (4 panels)
Tak 106 (Spain): 41 x 1200s (2 panels)
Tak 106 (USA): 22 x 1800s
Esprit 120 (UK): 30 x 1200s (2 panels)

OIII:

WO Star 71 (UK): 61 x 1200s (4 panels)
Tak 106 (Spain): 39 x 1200s (2 panels)
Tak 106 (USA): 22 x 1800s
Esprit 120 (UK): 25 x 1200s (2 panels)

This gives a total of 110 hours and 20 minutes.

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Following some encouragement from Olly Penrice, I decided to have another go. Less 'processing' on this version, and a bit more 'pop', without going full disco, I hope.

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Veil Nebula Complex: 110 Hours, 2 Years, 3 Countries, 





    
        

            Steve Milne