Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1340  ·  NGC 6960  ·  NGC 6979  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil Nebula
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East meets West in SHO, 


            Terry Hancock
East meets West in SHO
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East meets West in SHO

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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-130

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600m

Mounts: software bisque Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshopc CC


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3821139

RA center: 20h 51' 34"

DEC center: +31° 3' 36"

Pixel scale: 1.196 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.286 degrees

Field radius: 1.867 degrees

Resolution: 9391x6174

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory


The Veil Nebula captured recently using the new QHY600 60 Megapixel Full Frame Monochrome CMOS camera mounted on the Takahashi 130 FSQ that we have the honor of testing for QHYCCD.

In this Hubble Palette version (SHO) the H-Alpha is mapped to green, SII is mapped to red and OIII is mapped to the blue channel. while the colors in this image are not the true colors, the narrowband filters used in the making of this Hubble Palette image reveal much more of the hidden gasses not visible in a broadband image, covering an area over 3 x 2 degrees of sky of are the Eastern Veil Nebula NGC6992 to the Western Veil Nebula NGC6960 (Witch’s Broom) far right with “Pickering’s Triangle” in between at the top of the image as well as “The Funnel” just below and the many knot’s and strands visible here and within this beautiful Supernova remnant.

This new setup is available immediately for people wanting to subscribe to Grand Mesa Observatory's system 1.

Captured over 5 nights in July and August for a total acquisition time of 8.8 hours.

Technical Details

Captured and processed by: Terry Hancock

Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado

Dates of Capture July 30, August 6th, 8th, 11th and 13th 2020

HA 210 min 21 x 600 sec

OIII 140 min 14 x 600 sec

SII 180 min 18 x 600 sec

Narrowband Filters by Optolong

Camera: QHY600 Monochrome CMOS Photographic version

Camera Details and Specs https://www.qhyccd.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=94&id=55&cut=1

Gain 60, Offset 76 in Read Mode Photographic 16 bit

Calibrated with dark, Bias and Flat Frames

Optics: Walter Holloway's Takahashi FSQ 130 APO Refractor @ F5

Image Scale: 1.19 arcsec/pix

Field of View: 3d 7' 41.0" x 2d 3' 5.3 (127.3 x 190.1 arcmin)

EQ Mount: Paramount ME

Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6 Pre Processing in Pixinsight Post Processed in Photoshop CC



Terry Hancock
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East meets West in SHO, 


            Terry Hancock