Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6960  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil Nebula
Veil Nebula, 


            Kristof Dierick
Veil Nebula
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Veil Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics TS 130/910 Photoline

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm-Cool

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 GOTO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 Guiderscope

Focal reducers: TS PHOTOLINE 0,79x 3" reducer/flattener TSRED379

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP

Filters: Astronomik OIII 31mm 6nm  ·  Astronomik Ha 31mm 6nm

Dates:Sept. 14, 2020

Frames: 61x300"

Integration: 5.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.88%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3856496

RA center: 20h 47' 17"

DEC center: +30° 38' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.064 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 75.088 degrees

Field radius: 0.907 degrees

Resolution: 4754x3886

Locations: Backyard - Aan de kerk, Mielen-boven-Aalst, Limburg, Belgium

Data source: Backyard


Hi all, this is my first picture since a while, taken with my new setup. It's the Western Veil NGC 6960 and in the framing I tried to put in a bit op the Pickering's Triangle. In the left corner you can see it's tail. These are in total 61 subs from 300 seconds each, 32 Ha and 29 OIII.



  • Veil Nebula, 


            Kristof Dierick
  • Final
    Veil Nebula, 


            Kristof Dierick


Description: I darkened the background a bit more and tried to put more contrast in de nebula. Also I was looking for a nice way to present the picture. Add frame and some data of image.

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Veil Nebula, 


            Kristof Dierick