Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1340  ·  NGC 6960  ·  NGC 6979  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil Nebula
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Veil Nebula with Minitrack LX3, 


Veil Nebula with Minitrack LX3
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Veil Nebula with Minitrack LX3

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC

Imaging cameras: Canon 60D

Mounts: Omegon Minitrack LX3

Software: Magic Lantern MagicLantern  ·  Nikita Misiura Starnet ++  ·  Fitswork 4.4.7  ·  Luc Coiffier's DSS

Frames: 83x24" ISO1250

Integration: 0.6 hours

Mean FWHM: 3.60

Temperature: 11.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3673408

RA center: 20h 51' 28"

DEC center: +31° 0' 50"

Pixel scale: 6.826 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.883 degrees

Field radius: 2.401 degrees

Resolution: 2058x1476

Locations: Field, Bad Pirawarth, Lower Austria, Austria

Data source: Traveller


Second try with my new little Minitrack LX3 mount (watch out for the bell) . Unfortunately just half an hour of total exposure (not counting about 10% rejects) before moon and clouds appeared.

In order to get an enhanced visibility of this magnificent nebula complex with such a short integration time, I used this "trick": A copy of the processed image was reduced to the pure nebula using Starnet++, stretched without stars (and a little gradient reduction) and this image blended back (50%) in to the original as a separate Gimp layer.



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Veil Nebula with Minitrack LX3,