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Contains:  NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340, Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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Explosions in the sky / Cygnus loop with extra loops, 


            Maroun Habib
Explosions in the sky / Cygnus loop with extra loops

Explosions in the sky / Cygnus loop with extra loops

Technical card

Resolution: 5302x3454

Dates:May 4, 2019June 7, 2019July 5, 2019

Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm: 76x300" (gain: 111.00) -15C
Baader O3 1.25'' 8.5nm: 35x300" (gain: 111.00) -15C

Integration: 9.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.25% job: 2997256

RA center: 312.776 degrees

DEC center: 30.828 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.824 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 41.125 degrees

Field radius: 3.360 degrees

Locations: Lebanon, Lebanon, Lebanon

Data source: Traveller


Shattered across more than 4.5 degrees in our night sky (wikipedia says 3), this image shows the 'visible' skeletal remains of a massive star that went supernova between 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. This explosion could have been witnessed by ancient civilizations even at day light.
This image unveils the faint nebulosity of the Veil: first it closes the loop, second: it it highlights the outer shell, and third: it pops-out the bottom left tail.
The Veil nebula was the first deep sky object that I ever witness thorough an amateur telescope in 2016 using a visual H-alpha filter.

Technically, I acquired data on this object in May 5, June 6 and July 7 of 2019, but been processing it since then. Target was to pop up the faint outer shell nebulosity that randomly 'appeared' while playing around. It was until yesterday that I reached some acceptable results, I enjoyed the process (of processing) and was happy to learn a few PI techniques that will help me manage upcoming fainter targets.



Maroun Habib
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Explosions in the sky / Cygnus loop with extra loops, 


            Maroun Habib