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Contains:  Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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NGC 6960 - Western Veil Nebula - Zoom around 52 Cygni, 


NGC 6960 - Western Veil Nebula - Zoom around 52 Cygni

NGC 6960 - Western Veil Nebula - Zoom around 52 Cygni

Technical card

Resolution: 3040x2024

Dates:Aug. 12, 2016Aug. 13, 2016

Hutech IDAS LPS-V4 : 2x1200" -15C bin 1x1
Hutech IDAS LPS-V4 : 21x1800" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.2 hours

Darks: ~7

Flats: ~5

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 9.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%

Mean SQM: 20.50

Mean FWHM: 2.90

Temperature: 18.00 job: 1283758

RA center: 20h 45' 41"

DEC center: +30° 44' 24"

Orientation: 78.563 degrees

Field radius: 0.350

Locations: Duc, Prayssas, Lot et Garonne, France


I use the Hutech LPV4 filter on the nebula because the moon was present the first part of the night. The SQM was 19,8 at the begining of the nights and stabilize around 21,2 in the morning. On average : 20.5

The FWHM of the sars was not so good, 2.9 on average , so I use deconvolution to recover sharp stars

Pre-processing done in Pixinsight :
- overscan area offset correction
- bias correction
- dark correction using 7 x 1800 s darks
- flat correction
- hot pixel correction
- debayer
- registration
- stack
Processing done in Pixinsight :
- backgroung color neutralisation
- color calibration using nebula
- deconvolution
- non linear image creation
- color saturation boost masked
- SCNR noise reduction
- TGV denoise (no mask)
Final image :
- jpeg calibration done in Mac Photo (levels adjust and further saturation boost)



License: None (All rights reserved)

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NGC 6960 - Western Veil Nebula - Zoom around 52 Cygni,