Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Filamentary nebula  ·  IC 1340  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6960  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  Network nebula  ·  The star 32Vul  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil nebula
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The Cygnus Loop - Veil and Others, 


            Matt Harbison
The Cygnus Loop - Veil and Others
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The Cygnus Loop - Veil and Others

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Star 71 WO Star 71

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Monochrome

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader O III 8.5nm  ·  Baader Filter HA 7nm 36mm Unmounted  ·  Baader Filter LRGB 36mm unmounted

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor

Dates:June 30, 2016July 1, 2016

Baader O III 8.5nm: 12x420" (1h 24') bin 1x1
Baader RGB: 4x60" (4') bin 1x1
Baader Filter HA 7nm 36mm Unmounted: 12x420" (1h 24') bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 52'

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~12

Avg. Moon age: 25.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 1143505

RA center: 20h 52' 32"

DEC center: +30° 9' 46"

Pixel scale: 6.301 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 164.389 degrees

Field radius: 3.276 degrees

Resolution: 620x830

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States


The Cygnus Loop

Another challenging target for me. 4 panel mosaic during the new moon of July. Shot at Fall Creek Falls over the course of two nights.

from wiki- The Cygnus Loop (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103) is a large supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Cygnus, an emission nebula measuring nearly 3° across. Some arcs of the loop, known collectively as the Veil Nebula or Cirrus Nebula, emit in the visible electromagnetic range. Radio, infrared, and X-ray images reveal the complete loop.

Integration & Acquisition:
12 x 7min Ha
12 x 7min O3
4 x 1min RGB

Acquired in Sequence Generator Pro and integrated in Pixinsight. Levels and export in Photoshop.


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Cygnus Loop - Veil and Others, 


            Matt Harbison