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Western Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Craig Emery
Western Veil Nebula
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Western Veil Nebula

Western Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Craig Emery
Western Veil Nebula
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Western Veil Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D750
Mounts
Celestron CGX
Accessories
Innovations Foresight ONAG XM
Software
PixInsight · Otelescope Backyard Nikon 2.0 · PHD2
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Ultrastar M

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 15, 2017 ·  Oct. 21, 2017 ·  Oct. 22, 2017
Frames:
48x300" (4h) ISO400
Integration:
4h
Flats:
104
Bias:
200
Avg. Moon age:
9.80 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.74%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1793010

RA center: 20h45m38s.2

DEC center: +30°4539

Pixel scale: 0.522 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 232.694 degrees

Field radius: 0.525 degrees

Resolution: 6016x4016

Locations: Backyard, Oceansdie, CA, United States

Description

Pleasantly surprised how this one turned out. I have been curious about this target for a while but wasn't sure what to expect with my DSLR and suburban sky. Shot this at the start of several nights while waiting for my main target to get a bit higher in the sky. Wouldn't have been my first choice of framing but didn't want to mess with camera position which was set for my main target. Now I'm tempted to spend some time on other parts of this nebula such as Pckering's Triangle but that may have to wait for another season at this point...

Original is an example of single uncalibrated sub from the DSLR.

Rev B is 48x5min processed in PI, after calibration and integration:

-Assisted Color Calibration

-Dynamic Background Extraction

-Masked Stretch

-arcsin stretch

-Curve and Saturation adjustments with range masks on background and inverted

-ACDNR on chrominance of entire image

-crop and reduce scale

Comments

Revisions

  • Final
    Western Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Craig Emery
    Original
  • Western Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Craig Emery
    B

B

Description: 48x5m, Processed in PI

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Western Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Craig Emery