The Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992)

on Sunday, September 25, 2016

NGC 6992 - the Eastern Veil Nebula is a supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. The nebula is a diffuse cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust from a supernova explosion about 5000 - 8000 years ago. Located approximately 1470 light years from earth, the nebula is around 100 light-years across and was discovered by William Herschel on September 5, 1784.

Imaged on 9/2/16 & 9/3/16 from Lake St Louis, MO
Integration: 4 hours (LRGB)
Luminance: 12x600s @ 1x1 (120')
R/G/B: 8/8/8 x 300s @ 2x2 (40'/40'/40')
Scope: William Optics GTF 81 5 element refractor (535mm focal length)
Upgraded with Moonlite CF focuser with motor
Imager: QHY9Ms with Olivon OAG and QHYCFW2-s filter wheel
Guidecam: ASI120MM
Filters: Baader LRGB
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Processing and Software
Guiding with PHD2
Acquisition with Sequence Generator Pro
Integration and processing with PixInsight 1.8

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