Images of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus

Taken on 12th September and 11th November 2018 from my home in Timperley, Manchester.

I had to take two separate images capturing the brightest parts of the nebula as my field of view was too small to get the whole nebula in one shot.

To understand how the whole veil nebula looks like, I include this professional image.  My pictures are just the outer fringes of this overall image.

Equipment:

  • Skywatcher HEQ5 mount
  • William Optics 81mm APO Triplet Refractor
  • ATIK 314+ B/W camera
  • Starlight Express Mechanical filter wheel with Clear,Red,Green and Blue filters
  • QHY5 camera attached to finder for guiding

Software:

  • Astroart 6.0   to take pictures and control the filter wheel and combine the individual frames
  • PHD2 for guiding
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