Veil Nebula Complex

on Friday, September 17, 2010

By Robert Vohlidka

I took the time to compare two Orion telescopes in the image above. The new scope is an Orion ED 80T CF APO, a triple lens with carbon fiber body, and Crayford focuser, Piggyback on a Meade LX200 8" GPS. This produced  the larger part of the Veil image. AT f/6.0 with a WO FF/FR x0.8 produces a f/4.8.

Camera, Canon 40D Hutech Mod with a light pollution filter insert, 39x240sec @ iso800 processed with ImagePlus 3.75 and PhotoShop CS5. On 9-14-10.

The second part of the image is the FOV from a Orion ED 80 Piggyback on the same Meade, 8-31-08.

Same camera with clear filter insert.

All the essentials are the in the image, Veil West(Ngc6960) star 52Cyg (The Witches Broom), Veil East (NGC6992/6995) and the Pickering,Fleming. triangular wisp (NGC 6979). The west and east Veils are seperated by about 2 1/2 degrees.

The Orion ED80T CF provides a wide field, and allows the chance to image beautiful vistas.


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