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Contains:  NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340, Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, NGC 6940, The star ζCyg, The star 32Vul, The star 52Cyg, The star 49Cyg, The star 41Cyg
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Veil Nebula and Surroundings Widefield, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...
Veil Nebula and Surroundings Widefield

Veil Nebula and Surroundings Widefield

Technical card

Resolution: 4500x2999

Dates:July 14, 2018

Frames: 15x120" ISO800

Integration: 0.5 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 1.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.94%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 21.60

Mean FWHM: 2.70

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2162801

RA center: 312.711 degrees

DEC center: 30.695 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.801 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.766 degrees

Field radius: 5.859 degrees

Data source: Traveller


I’m back from one of the best moments in my astrophotographic-life journey. An incredible experience lived by me and other friends. I’m back from my first Brazilian Astrophotography Meeting (EBA – Encontro Brasileiro de Astrofotgrafia), which happened this year for its 11th time, and with the most participants.

During several nights in the previous week (10-15/jul/2018) over 40 astropohotgraphers from all over Brazil gathered in a rural area in the state of Goiás, central Brazil, some 120km from Brazil’s capital Brasília. There were about 30 setups up and running at night! The meeting was probably the most rewarding and worthwhile experience I’ve had in astrophotography. For the 1st time I travelled with my gear by plane, as the site is located 1200km from my home – it was a challenge fitting all the gear in the trunks for travelling. But I pulled it off, and it was a success. For a sole imager as I usually am, being together with other guys that share the same passion was outstanding. During the 3 nights I imaged there, at ~15ºS latitude, under some really dark skies (~Bortle 2-3), I captured over 50GB of data – completing every single target I planned to do (including a 64 panel mosaic of the Milky Way!; and several northern targets that are very low from my usual site in MG, at 22ºS). But by far, the most important things I take from this “EBA”, are the friendships and the sharing of knowledge, experience, stories….

I especially thank Gilberto Rossi and family being incredible hosts in such a nice place; CAsB for the organization. I will not name every fellow astroimager that shared the skies – I risk forgetting someone. Therefore I thank each and every one of you that made the days and nights in Pe. Bernardo so great. Especially, I thank my “setup neighbors”: thank you Delberson, Carlos and Sydney. Thank you Carlos for landing me the tripod – I couldn’t image anything without it! Clear skies to all the “EBAcanas friends”.

I shall be posting in the following days/weeks many new (hopefully good) images captured there – so stay tuned. This is the second result, whose description is written below:


Constructive criticism, comments and suggestions are more than welcome in the comments section. Thank you for taking your time to look at this image.

Taken from Dark Skies (Bortle 2-3; SQM ~21.6-21.7*calculated), from Goiás (GO), Brazil, during the 11th Encontro Brasileiro de Astrofotografia.

Date and Time: July 14, 2018, at ~2h40 (local UTC-3 time)
Camera: Canon EOS T5 (modded), at ISO 800
Lens: Samyang 135mm f/2.0, operated at f/2.8
Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5, tracking, guided
Guiding: Starguider 50mm Guidescope + ASI120mm + PHD2; ~1.3" RMS
Exposure Detail: 15x120, total 30min



Gabriel R. Santos...
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Veil Nebula and Surroundings Widefield, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...