Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Filamentary nebula  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6960  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil nebula
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Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus - Two Panel Bicolour Mosaic, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus - Two Panel Bicolour Mosaic
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Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus - Two Panel Bicolour Mosaic

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            Steve Milne
Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus - Two Panel Bicolour Mosaic
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Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus - Two Panel Bicolour Mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon OIII 5nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 5nm


Dates:Aug. 6, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 41x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 39x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 26.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.35%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2184347

RA center: 20h 47' 35"

DEC center: +30° 57' 10"

Pixel scale: 2.092 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.628 degrees

Field radius: 1.540 degrees


Resolution: 4710x2430

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

Barry and I photographed the 'Witch's Broom' back in June & July 2018. On review, we felt that it would be worth extending the image to include the nearby Pickering’s triangle. This, therefore, is a two panel mosaic of the Witch’s Broom and Pickering’s Triangle imaged between 19 June and 6 August 2018.

The Veil Nebula complex is a supernova remnant located some 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. It is believed that the original supernova would have been visible on Earth around 3,000 - 6,000 BC.

Data were captured from a remote imaging rig located in Spain jointly owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
Camera: QSI 683 WSG
Filters: Astrodon 5nm
Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS
Ha: 41 x 1200s
OIII: 39 x 1200s

A total of 26.7 hours exposure.

Data Capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne

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Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus - Two Panel Bicolour Mosaic, 



    
        

            Steve Milne