Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1340  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  Network nebula  ·  Veil nebula
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The Eastern Veil in Cygnus, 


            Matt Harbison
The Eastern Veil in Cygnus
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The Eastern Veil in Cygnus

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132  ·  William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO Scope #2

Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A 16200 #2  ·  QHY 16200A

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO  ·  Astro-Physics 1100 GTO

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: William Optics Reducer 0.80 #2  ·  William Optics Reducer WO 0.80 #1

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Lightroom LR

Filters: Baader O III 8.5nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 3nm

Accessory: QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor

Dates:July 26, 2019July 28, 2019July 29, 2019Aug. 7, 2019Aug. 9, 2019

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Blue: 20x180" -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 20x600" -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance: 20x180" -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Red: 20x180" -12C bin 1x1
Baader O III 8.5nm: 20x600" -12C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.7 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 18.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.63%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 2867590

RA center: 20h 55' 56"

DEC center: +31° 24' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.520 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 319.653 degrees

Field radius: 1.503 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1166

Locations: Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States; Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States; MaRIO, Marathon, Texas, None

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)


I've acquired around 50% of the data for this mosaic. I'm not getting into a hurry as I hope to present a rich and smooth representation of this ancient supernova remnant. I plan to shoot 6 panels and capture the entire Cygnus Loop. I'm really liking the color I've managed to capture over the last few months. This is a span of two panels to complete the structure in Cygnus.

Image statistics:
L- 20 x 180s
R- 20 x 180s
G- 20 x 180s
B- 20 x 180s
HA- 20 x 600s
O3- 20 x 600s

Making it around 10.5 hours per panel at present. Image acquired during July and August in Marathon Texas.



Matt Harbison
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    The Eastern Veil in Cygnus, 


            Matt Harbison
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    The Eastern Veil in Cygnus, 


            Matt Harbison


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The Eastern Veil in Cygnus, 


            Matt Harbison