Wednesday, August 03, 2016

imaged NGC 6995 (Halifax)

So to quickly test the Burke-Gaffney Observatory system, I threw out the target NGC 6995. That's the Veil Nebula, the East portion, near Cygnus. BGO chose a spot near the star TYC 02688-3005 1. It worked!

a portion of the RASC Finest diffuse nebula NGC 6995 luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; left is east.

Like the West Veil, I cannot capture the entire structure, it is so large. Perhaps I'll do a multi-panel shot with it... But it would be more complicated as it is not thin nor oriented north-south.

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The entire East Veil is referred to as NGC 6992 and Caldwell 33.

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Wikipedia link: Veil Nebula.

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