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Starless Eastern Veil, 



    
        

            Todd

Starless Eastern Veil

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



    
        

            Todd

Starless Eastern Veil

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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200/1000 Newton 8" PDS

Imaging cameras: Nikon D850

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-M

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  GIMP


Dates:July 25, 2020

Frames: 20x300" (1h 40') ISO800

Integration: 1h 40'

Darks: 30

Flats: 20

Avg. Moon age: 5.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.43%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3701928


Resolution: 5677x4261

Data source: Traveller

Description

Before and after he lay horizontal to image in NGC7000, my 8" Newt soaked up some photons from the brighter parts of #EasternVeilNebula, #IC1340 #NGC6995 #NGC6992

Also not rising high for us at -34° South, plus I probably wasn't imaging it at transit at around 21°, so guiding was poor and I had to do some gymnastics to process this one. Hard to believe it had two iterations of morphological transformation and the stars were still overwhelmingly numerous in the traditional version.

Someone in our astro club Facebook page asked to see a starless version. Thought it looked alright.

Have to own up to using a paintbrush to get rid of most of the mess left behind by starnet. Doesn't seem to like working with Newtonian stars?

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Starless Eastern Veil, 



    
        

            Todd