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Contains:  Filamentary nebula, Lace-work nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg, Veil nebula
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NGC 6960 (Ha + O3 + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
NGC 6960 (Ha + O3 + RGB)
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NGC 6960 (Ha + O3 + RGB)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 APO

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Astro-Tech AT2FF

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Scott Davis AAPPS

Filters: Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter  ·  Astronomik 12nm OIII Clip-In Filter  ·  One-Shot Color

Accessory: Robofocus  ·  Home Made Peltier Cooler for T3i

Dates:May 28, 2014June 22, 2014June 24, 2014June 26, 2014June 29, 2014June 30, 2014July 1, 2014

Astronomik 12nm OIII Clip-In Filter: 264x180" ISO1600 bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 152x300" ISO1600 bin 1x1
One-Shot Color: 62x150" ISO1600 bin 1x1

Integration: 28.4 hours

Darks: ~24

Flats: ~48

Flat darks: ~48

Bias: ~48

Avg. Moon age: 16.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.29

Basic astrometry details job: 310868

RA center: 20h 46' 34"

DEC center: +30° 28' 22"

Pixel scale: 2.105 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.722 degrees

Field radius: 1.040 degrees

Resolution: 3000x1910

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Courtright Reservoir, Shaver Lake, California, United States


The beautiful western veil nebula. RGB data acquired from Courtright Reservoir (very dark sky site). Narrowband data acquired from my backyard in light-polluted Clovis, California.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Sky plot


NGC 6960 (Ha + O3 + RGB), 


            Scott Davis