Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 6960  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil Nebula
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Veil Nebula (NGC 6960), 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen
Veil Nebula (NGC 6960)
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 254/2000 Carbon OTA

Imaging cameras: Nikon D850

Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher EvoGuide 50ED

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar 2

Focal reducers: TS Optics TSRCFLAT2 1,0X flattener for RC

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

Filters: Lumicon Deep Sky Filter

Accessory: Optec TCF-S

Dates:Oct. 15, 2020

Frames:Lumicon Deep Sky Filter: 46x179" ISO1000 bin 1x1

Integration: 2.3 hours

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 27.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.68%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3965287

RA center: 20h 45' 38"

DEC center: +30° 42' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.685 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 322.411 degrees

Field radius: 0.590 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1532

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

Data source: Backyard


I wanted to test out Nikon's 46 Mp DSLR camera D850 further and used my 10'' RC to capture this 2h 18min exporsure of Western Veil. Flats are most essential and so is a good pixel map, easily created in Astro Pixel processor.



Alf Jacob Nilsen
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Veil Nebula (NGC 6960), 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen