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Saturday, February 21, 2015
I started an imaging project of the Veil Nebula at 05. of November 2014. After this short period of time, clouds rolled in for about three months and my project was interrupted. Now the Veil nebula is too low in the horizon and I need to wait to next Autumn to finalize this image. In two nights, I shot 36 frames of O-III emission, 20 min. each, total 12 hours. There are two panels stitched together, exposure time for each panel is 6h.
Pickering's Triangle in O-III light alone
Part of the Veil nebula supernova remnant in Cygnus
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A horizontal version
(Click for a large photo, 1850x1000 pixels)
An older wide field photo of the veil nebula in O-III light
image is colorized
Pickering's Triangle in mapped colors
An older photo from 2012
are from emission of sulfur and hydrogen, bluish hues are from ionized oxygen.
Original blog post with the technical details can be seen HERE
An older wide field image of the Veil nebula
Image is in mapped colors from emission of ionized elements, H-a, S-II and O-III
Processing work flow
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.
Color combine in PS CS3
Levels and curves in PS CS3.
Celestron Edge HD 1100 @ f7 with 0,7 focal reducer for Edge HD 1100 telescope
Cameras and filters
Imaging camera Apogee Alta U16 and Apogee seven slot filter wheel
Guider camera, Lodestar x2
Astrodon filter, 3m O-III
O-III, 36 x 1200s = 12h, 6h for each panel.