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Western Veil Nebula & Pickering's Triangle


(@gideon96)
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Western Veil Nebula (The Witche's Broom) & Pickering's Triangle

A suprnova remnant from around 10,000-20,000 years ago, consisting of heated and ionized gas and dust.
Upper portion shows us The Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960), also known as "The Witche's Broom". Middle section houses Pickering's Triangle.

Shot on July 16th, 2021
Start of night with 41% Illuminated Moon.

Extracted Ha/Oiii mono fits from AstroPixelProcessor algorithm!

60 Frames of 300 sec.
Gain 100 / -10 C

ZWO ASI2600MC Pro / AstroTech 60ED
Optolong L-eXtreme 2"
iOptron GEM45
ZWO ASIAIR PRO

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AstroPixelProcessor / Pixinsight / Photoshop

Bortle 2-3 Location
Har Ha'Negev, Israel

Astrobin link https://astrob.in/oxcwp1/0/

Timelapse from that night:
6 Hours MilkyWay TImelapse

west veil deemphasized web

 


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(@vincent-mod)
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Oeh, lovely signal! Also nice how the more faint swipes got out of the background.


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(@gideon96)
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Thanks, Vincent!

Yes, shooting quite narrow (7nm for the eXtreme) and from low bortle and excellent seeing does the trick 😀
We had a very lucky 2 weekends in a row.


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(@col)
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Very nice image Gideon. I'm running the 2600Mcpro, GEM45G and of course APP too! I'll bookmark this image when I attempt it for the first time in a few weeks. Very nice.

 


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(@gideon96)
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@cwm2col

Thank you!

That's a great combo! Which scopes are you using for main OTA?


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(@col)
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@gideon96

At the moment, my Intes MN56 Maksutov-Newtonian, with old helical focuser. Its f/6 at 762 mm and it works just great. I have another 70 mm quad petzval apo (new) that is waiting for first light but I have a bundle or targets started with the Intes so I cant swap out for a while. 


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(@gideon96)
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@cwm2col

Sounds like time for another rig 🙂

I've been running double rig for quite sometime now, def doubles your shooting times, and makes you play around with different targets, wide, narrow, etc.
I never shoot DSO's from home, so only once, twice a month in the desert (bortle 2-3), so gotta maximize it.


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(@col)
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@gideon96

Maybe someday, although longer term plans are to pier mount the setup and keep one rig going for a range of targets, switch when I want some widefield. I shoot through this uniquely.....pretty happy with what I can do considering. It also limits optino to go down the photon hoover route (f/2 to f/3.8).

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