Veil Nebula Wide angle

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I have imaged the veil nebula numerous times before but never tire of it.

Lots of issues throughout the night of imaging
1. There was a short in one of the power cords. Luckily I had another.
2. Battery fuse blew as a result of the above
3. Mount database got corrupted. So GOTOs would not work anymore. I think this was related to 1.
4. Camera stopped working because the one other battery was overloaded and it was low on power. Camera would keep recycling.

I finally finished debugging the problems, fixed the fuse and rewired everything.
By then it was around 1AM. Then I had to resync (old fashioned hand and eye pointing) since gotos would not work

But clouds came out at 3 AM so I only had about 90 mins of data in all.

This is a bicolor image of the Veil (Ha + OIII) using Steve Cannistra's method.
I like stars so I didnt do anything to reduce them.

Camera: QSI 683ws8 with canon mount adapter
Lens: Pentax 67 300mm ED IF @F4
Mount: AP600E
Location: Rattlesnake Lake
Seeing: ok
transparency: poor

EyeLensShot, Peter Hagenouw, hornbost, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. José M. Arboleda 31 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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  2. pelpa_666 31 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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  3. EyeLensShot 31 months ago | reply

    Another Great National Geographic image:


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  4. Ian J Crichton 31 months ago | reply

    Love the detail in your image.

  5. BudgetAstro 31 months ago | reply

    Loads of stuff in there Ram - well done :)

  6. ramviswanathan 31 months ago | reply


    Ian, Doug, Thanks much for stopping by and commenting!

  7. ramviswanathan 31 months ago | reply

    I wasn't too happy with the colors in this image even though the detail was there. I have posted a reprocess of this image here.

    Please click the above to go to the image. I would much appreciate your feedback on this newly processed image.

  8. astrometry.net 31 months ago | reply

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(312.694263865, 31.2831758629) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(20:50:46.623, +31:16:59.433)
    Orientation:-39.81 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:3.78 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :3.48 x 2.50 degrees

    Your field contains:
    The star 52Cyg
    NGC 6960 / Filamentary nebula / Lace-work nebula / Veil nebula
    IC 1340
    NGC 6992 / Network nebula / Veil nebula
    NGC 6995 / Network nebula / Veil nebula

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