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Veil Nebula Structure, A Supernova Remnant (3 Panel Mosaic)
Veil Nebula Structure, A Supernova Remnant (3 Panel Mosaic)
Veil Nebula Structure, A Supernova Remnant (3 Panel Mosaic)
Date Taken: 01/01/2012
Photographer: Doug H.
Location: Mount Palomar, CA
Telescope: Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope (Item # 09534)
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Camera: Orion Parsec 8300M Monochrome Astronomical Imaging Camera
Processing: Captured in Nebulosity, Stacked in DeepSkyStacker, Mosaic Assembled In Photoshop?s PhotoMerge. Further Processing in Photoshop.
Exposure: ALL Exposures 600 Seconds NGC6992 ? 20 Ha, 19 SII, 19 OIII, Pickering?s Triangle ? 23 Ha, 23 SII, 21 OIII NGC6960 ? 11 Ha, 11 SII, 9 OIII, Exposures taken over three months, total exposure time = 26 Hours
Other Equipment Used: Orion StarShoot G3 Deep Space Autoguide Camera (Item # 53083), Orion 2" Nautilus Filter Wheel (Item # 05526) Orion 2" Ha, SII, OIII Narrowband Filters (Item # 25545) Orion 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly (Item # 07380), Orion Dew Zapper Pro 4-Channel Control Module (Item # 03517), Orion Telescope Heating Bands (Item # 03520), Orion RockStable Anti-Vibration Pads (Item # 05155)

One of my favorite parts of this image is the "faint outer shells" of the structure. I love the Veil Nebula and I've never tried a Mosaic. I only wished I started this earlier in the summer, my last frame of NGC6960 was sinking fast in the west in October. I was able to capture NGC6960 during the last quarter of the moon, an advantage using Orion?s Narrowband filters.

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