Updated: 12.30.11

NGC6960, the Western Veil Nebula, is part of an extensive network of nebulous filaments leftover from a supernova explosion. It is one of the premier targets for imagers, residing in the constellation of Cynus, the Swan. The Ha for this image was taken from Orlando, FL with the 10" Newt at f/4 and the RGB was from Pine Hill Campground in PA at f/3 with the 10" Newt and IDAS filter!

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Image info:

10" Homebuilt Newtonian for Ha and RGB

Starlight Express SXV-H36 monochrome and SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

Ha: 44x10 minutes (440 total) at f/4 with the MPCC

RGB: 46x4 minutes (184 total) at f/3 Keller Corrector and IDAS filter

Stacked and flattened in Maxim, combined with Registar and processed in PS

Ha guided with SX OAG and SX guide head

RGB guided with Sky90 and SX guide head

10.24.11, 10.25.11 and 11.04.11 Ha (H36)

09.26.06 RGB (M25C)

Orlando, FL (Ha) and Pine Hill Campground, PA (RGB)