Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 6960  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil Nebula
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The Western Veil Nebula, 


            Matt Harbison
The Western Veil Nebula
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The Western Veil Nebula

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 29, 2019July 30, 2019Aug. 1, 2019Aug. 3, 2019Aug. 16, 2019

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Blue: 20x180" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Green: 20x180" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 20x600" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance: 20x180" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Red: 20x180" -15C bin 1x1
Baader O III 8.5nm: 20x600" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 10.7 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 16.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.11%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.33

Astrometry.net job: 3671409

RA center: 20h 49' 8"

DEC center: +30° 23' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.651 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 120.999 degrees

Field radius: 1.982 degrees

Resolution: 7430x4420

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)


Recent work in Cygnus- still working towards a 6 panel mosaic of the Loop. I have been shooting the Hydrogen and Oxygen data from Chattanooga while shooting my LRGB data from Marathon remotely. I've been using a 3nm Hydrogen and a 6nm Oxygen filter to do my work. Results have been pleasing to me.

I hope to add a 3nm Oxygen filter soon.

Thanks for looking- Details:

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 and Chattanooga, TN.



Matt Harbison
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The Western Veil Nebula, 


            Matt Harbison