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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  32 Vul, 52 Cyg, BW Vul, Filamentary nebula, IC 1340, IC1340, Lace-work nebula, NGC 6960, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, NGC6960, NGC6974, NGC6979, NGC6992, NGC6995, Network nebula, Sh2-103, T Vul, The star 32Vul, The star 52Cyg, Veil nebula
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The Veil in Narrowband, 


            Anis Abdul
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The Veil in Narrowband

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging cameras: FLI Hyperion HP8300

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-L-II-M

Focal reducers: Takahashi .7x Reducer

Filters: Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon H-Alpha 3nm

Dates:Aug. 1, 2019

Frames: 176x900"

Integration: 44.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.21% job: 2984102

RA center: 20h 51' 2"

DEC center: +30° 30' 46"

Pixel scale: 2.908 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 14.835 degrees

Field radius: 3.184 degrees

Resolution: 4825x6236

Locations: Backyard, Austin, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


I am late to the veil nebula party but I haven't been imaging much due to work lately :) . I was just collecting data each night regardless of moon or not whenever it was clear and ended up with an 8 panel mosaic of The Veil.

The quality the skies when I acquired it was hit or miss. Some nights were really good but other nights were with moon or wind/clouds. Luckily, a 8 panel mosaic can hide a lot of imperfections :)

All things considered, I am happy with the image. It could be better from a nice dark site but from my backyard, this turned out quite decent!

APOD: Oct 31, 2019:



Anis Abdul
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    The Veil in Narrowband, 


            Anis Abdul
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The Veil in Narrowband, 


            Anis Abdul