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Contains:  Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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Western Veil Nebula, 


            Nikita Misiura
Western Veil Nebula

Western Veil Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3326x2504

Dates:June 22, 2016June 29, 2016July 6, 2016July 7, 2016Aug. 12, 2016

Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 13x1800" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series gen 2: 16x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-series gen 2: 16x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-series gen 2: 16x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series gen 2: 16x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 18.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.71% job: 2581446

RA center: 311.975 degrees

DEC center: 31.048 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.094 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.838 degrees

Field radius: 1.211 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


Never noticed that before, but note that there is a dust in the upper right part of the FOV, right on top of the Witch's Broom Nebula! This is not an artifact of the data or from processing, you can see that stars are actually notably dimmer than in all other parts of the image. It looks like the explosion that created the nebula cleared some area of space from dust and now the dust only resides right outside the border of the expanding nebula! Amazing to see this, gives you some perspective. I actually don't remember seeing this dust in other images. Maybe because most of them are NB.

Please take a look at the image at full resolution!

Very hard to process area, the field is very busy with stars. The data is quite old, from summer of 2016, was waiting on the shelf until I got proper tools to deal with it.



Nikita Misiura
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Western Veil Nebula, 


            Nikita Misiura