Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)
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SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Ivan Raichev
SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus
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SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus

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SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Ivan Raichev
SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus
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SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 21, 2021 ·  July 22, 2021 ·  July 24, 2021 ·  July 25, 2021 ·  July 27, 2021
Frames:
IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter: 317×120(10h 34′) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter: 199×300(16h 35′) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
27h 9′
Darks:
20
Flats:
30
Bias:
30
Avg. Moon age:
14.94 days
Avg. Moon phase:
94.13%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4826321

RA center: 20h48m04s.8

DEC center: +31°4232

Pixel scale: 1.937 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.565 degrees

Field radius: 0.644 degrees

Resolution: 1955x1382

File size: 2.3 MB

Locations: The Unreal Observatory, Sofia, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard

Description

Well, this is what I have been working on during the past week. My biggest project to date - The Mighty Veil Nebula. I shot this object last year as separate parts - East and West. However it is so beautiful, vast and fascinating that I decided to go over it again but this time to make a mosaic and see the whole thing. And what a THING it is!!! A supernova remnant! WOW!

The image has been taken from the city of Sofia with full Moon. Thanks to the filters and DBE I was able to remove the gradients and make a nice photo. My roof/terrace observatory (The Unreal Observatory ) has been collecting data from dusk till dawn for four nights and a half (due to clouds...). This photo was entirely taken with the help of NINA. Wow this software is huge. I like the auto focusing routine each hour and the auto meridian flip - priceless options.

I also attach zoom-ins to the Alien, The Witch's Broom and the Wormhole as I like to call it. While looking at it one can imagine Imperial Star Destroyers as they pass through chasing the Millennium Falcon. I love space!

Wish you all Clear Skies because this is what one can make when one has them...

Sektor

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Description: Version with Reduced Stars

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Description: The Alien!

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SH2-103 - The Mighty Veil Nebula in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Ivan Raichev