Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 1340  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  Veil nebula
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Smoking Dragon, Hidden Havok Staff, Eastern Veil, 


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Smoking Dragon, Hidden Havok Staff, Eastern Veil

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MC-Pro

Mounts: iOptron GEM45EC

Software: PixInsight

Accessory: iOptron iPolar  ·  ZWO ASI Air Pro

Dates:Aug. 23, 2020

Frames: 139x300" (11h 35') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 35'

Darks: 15

Flats: 15

Flat darks: 15

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 4.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.17%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

RA center: 20h55m58s.219

DEC center: +31°2603.97

Pixel scale: 3.122 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 129.302 degrees

Field radius: 0.752 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 850x1511

Data source: Backyard


I know it’s the Veil but I see a dragon breathing smoke or perhaps even a side view of Skeletor’s Havok Staff. This is a crop from a much larger Cygnus loop capture. Hope that you enjoy it.

This version has 11 hours of data gathered over 3 nights. Processed in PI with cropping and slight adjustments on iPhone. Making it my longest integration to date.

This is my first end to end using the Redcat51 / ASI AirPro / GEM45EC / ASI 6200MC setup. Very light weight setup can move the whole thing at once with counter weights.


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Smoking Dragon, Hidden Havok Staff, Eastern Veil,