Contains:  NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340, Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula in Bicolor Ha & OIII, 





    
        

            Douglas J Struble
NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula in Bicolor Ha & OIII

NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula in Bicolor Ha & OIII

Technical card

Resolution: 3440x4604

Dates:July 28, 2017July 29, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 59x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 78x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 5.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.12%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.50

Astrometry.net job: 2170434

RA center: 312.753 degrees

DEC center: 31.110 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.313 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 114.938 degrees

Field radius: 1.847 degrees

Locations: Backyard Red Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I reprocessed some data from last year into a newer bicolor I like better.

The Veil Nebula is a diffuse nebula located in the northern constellation Cygnus, the Swan.

Also known as Witch’s Broom Nebula, Bridal Veil Nebula, Cirrus Nebula, or Filamentary Nebula, it constitutes the visible parts of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant in Cygnus. It is located at an approximate distance of 1,470 light years from Earth.

The Veil Nebula has three main parts: the Eastern Veil, the Western Veil, and Fleming’s Triangle (Pickering’s Triangle). It has the designations NGC 6960, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, NGC 6974, and NGC 6979 in the New General Catalogue, and the southernmost part of the Eastern Veil Nebula was assigned the catalogue designation IC 1340.

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  • NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula in Bicolor Ha & OIII, 





    
        

            Douglas J Struble
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    NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula in Bicolor Ha & OIII, 





    
        

            Douglas J Struble
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I layered in a little more OIII, as I didn't like the white hot spots. Think I am happy with it now.

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NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula in Bicolor Ha & OIII, 





    
        

            Douglas J Struble