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The Veil SN Complex, 


            Paddy Gilliland
The Veil SN Complex
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The Veil SN Complex

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Telephoto Rokinon 135mm  ·  Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803  ·  QSI 583

Mounts: Paramount-ME  ·  Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Borg 77 ED  ·  Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Telephoto Rokinon 135mm

Guiding cameras: QSI 583

Software: Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Astrodon Red  ·  Astrodon Luminance  ·  OIII 5nm  ·  Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green

Accessory: Starlight Xpress lodestar 2

Dates:June 17, 2016June 18, 2016July 16, 2016July 19, 2016

Astrodon Blue: 18x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 13x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 7x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 18x300" bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 129x300" bin 1x1
OIII 5nm: 7x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 16.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.86%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1169413

RA center: 20h 51' 21"

DEC center: +30° 37' 30"

Pixel scale: 8.625 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.483 degrees

Field radius: 3.970 degrees

Resolution: 1886x2727

Locations: FOVO - Field of View Observatory, Home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom; Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Here we have a wide-field shot of the Veil Nebula taken on DSW's excellent Rokoon 135 lens. I have also acquired some local HA and Oiii while testing my RH200/16803 set up in preparation for the return of some dark skies here in UK. Unfortunately as per UK skies my data was under a full moon so i may have sacrificed some wispy detail against a little more detail on the brighter areas.

Nice to see in its full context.



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Sky plot

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The Veil SN Complex, 


            Paddy Gilliland