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Western Veil Nebula (Optolong L-eXtreme), 


            Trevor Jones
Western Veil Nebula (Optolong L-eXtreme)
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Western Veil Nebula (Optolong L-eXtreme)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 268C  ·  Canon eos ra

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starfield 60mm F3.6 guide scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme

Dates:Aug. 12, 2020Aug. 20, 2020

19x120" ISO1600
23x240" (gain: 100.00)

Integration: 2.2 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 12.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.54%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3788198

RA center: 20h 46' 10"

DEC center: +30° 42' 54"

Pixel scale: 2.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.254 degrees

Field radius: 0.993 degrees

Resolution: 2400x1299

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


My best version of the Western Veil yet! I captured the bulk of the data using the QHY268C and Optolong L-eXtreme filter

I added a short integration (19 x 2-minutes) at ISO 1600 using the Canon EOS Ra with no filter to capture some natural star colors as well.

Thank you for looking!


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Western Veil Nebula (Optolong L-eXtreme), 


            Trevor Jones

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