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NGC6960 - Western Veil Nebula: Witches' Broom & Pickering's Trianlge

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#1 crackout

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 02:40 AM

Hi,

 

I decided to revisit this target with the gained experience in acquisition and processing.
This was processed under the motto: do not overcook it!
Since the raw data was already very colorful and saturated, I decided against further boosting the nebulosity and focused more on contrast and balance.
I wanted to keep the look natural and I think it came out great! smile.gif

 

NGC6960 WesternVeilNebula 2021.09.22 23 24 126x300s Ab
 

Capture date: September 22nd-24th, 2021
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Bortle class: 5-6
Lights: 126 @ 300s (Gain 100, -5°C)
Integration: 10h 30m
Darks: 60
Flats: 30 @ 10s
Flat Darks: 60
Scope: Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Guide scope: ZWO 30mm F4
Guide camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini
Filter(s): Optolong L-eXtreme
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Tripod: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Tripod
Control: ZWO ASIAIR Pro

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/14aby4/


Edited by crackout, 28 September 2021 - 02:40 AM.

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#2 SiriusLooker

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 06:19 AM

Nice work, superb imaging detail. Thanks for sharing. Always a wonderful object to see under dark skies, which I am fortunate to have here.

 

PS...Just curious if the image display(here), has been cropped. I was hoping to see the planetary to the far LEFT side of photo.(just outside frame of view)

  Sincerely Dennis



#3 SiriusLooker

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 06:40 AM

PS.

  The bubble nebula I am referring to is listed in Sept 2021 Sky/TEL magazine, page 31.

   So the bubble is just outside your image here (leftside) if you happen to see it in your original print. 



#4 crackout

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 06:42 AM

Thanks! It‘s cropped just slightly to get rid of the dithering artifacts. 
Maximum FOV so to speak. 




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