Eastern Veil Nebula (SHO + RGB), 


            Scott Davis

Eastern Veil Nebula (SHO + RGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 APO

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i  ·  QSI 683ws-8

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  ·  RegiStar  ·  Photoshop CS6

Filters: Astrodon 31mm Ha 3nm FWHM  ·  Astrodon 31mm SII 3nm FWHM  ·  One-Shot Color

Accessory: Robofocus

Dates:May 27, 2014June 25, 2016June 26, 2016June 29, 2016June 30, 2016July 1, 2016July 2, 2016July 3, 2016July 4, 2016

Astrodon 31mm Ha 3nm FWHM: 32x1200" (10h 40') bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm OIII 3nm FWHM: 32x1200" (10h 40') bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm SII 3nm FWHM: 32x1200" (10h 40') bin 1x1
One-Shot Color: 51x150" (2h 7' 30") ISO1600

Integration: 34h 7' 30"

Darks: 30

Flats: 31

Flat darks: 31

Bias: 31

Avg. Moon age: 22.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1144000

Resolution: 620x469

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


The Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992) is a beautiful supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. It is part of a much larger region of ionized gas.

This image represents my very first attempt at a SHO (Hubble Palette) image combined with RGB data.

RGB data was captured using a modified Canon Rebel T3i from Courtright Reservoir in May 2014. Narrowband data was captured from my backyard using a QSI 683wsg-8 in June and July of 2016.

The narrowband data was assigned in the Hubble Palette (Red for Sulfur-II, Green for Hydrogen-Alpha, and Blue for Oxygen-III). This will likely not be my final version of this image.



Eastern Veil Nebula (SHO + RGB), 


            Scott Davis