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Veil Nebula (South West section), 


            Mike Oates
Veil Nebula (South West section)
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Veil Nebula (South West section)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Astrodon 3nm SII  ·  Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Ha 3nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:Dec. 24, 2018

Astrodon 3nm OIII: 8x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 10x1800" bin 2x2
Ha 3nm: 11x1800" bin 1x1

Integration: 14.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.62%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.35

Basic astrometry details job: 2476328

RA center: 20h 49' 29"

DEC center: +30° 5' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.923 degrees

Field radius: 0.889 degrees

Resolution: 3414x2864

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


A small south west section of the Veil Nebula. I was inspired by this Hubble image for the colours.

I mapped Ha to red, OIII to blue and SII to green. This is a tone mapped image where all the stars are removed from each narrow band image and just the stars from the Ha image added back in.



Mike Oates
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Veil Nebula (South West section), 


            Mike Oates