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Western Veil (NGC6960), 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 Pro

Mounts: iOptron GEM45EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 Mini Mono

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Filters: Astronomik Ha  ·  Astronomik S2  ·  Astronomik OIII

Dates:Sept. 1, 2020

Frames: 101x180"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.49%

Basic astrometry details job: 3817167

Resolution: 2000x1600

Locations: Osmundstø Observatorium (private backyard observatory), Hidrasund, Vest Agder, Norway

Data source: Backyard


The first image of the season after a long, light summer here in south-western Norway. It was also the first really test of Celestron RASA 8 on iOptron's GEM45EC. A narrowband series for a total of 5 hrs. A result I am pleased with taking into account that the moon was full and the equipment new. I look forward to playing aorund with RASA 8 during the months to come.... but tomorrow it is going to rain.



Alf Jacob Nilsen
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Western Veil (NGC6960), 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen