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Sunday, July 26

Veil Nebula mosaic

The following image is a mosaic of the Veil Nebula in its entireity, taken Friday night with my newly modified Canon.

Three separate groups of shots were merged together in Photoshop.

The first image, of the Eastern portion of the nebula, is 11 x 5 minute shots at 400ISO.

The second image, of the central portion is 1 x 5 minute shot at 400ISO.

The third image, of the Western portion of the nebula, is 3 x 5 minute shots at 400ISO.

Unfortunately the cloud came in and prevented a decent number of shots of the central and western portions, but nevertheless a fair amount of detail has come through.

All images were taken at prime focus of the William Optics ZS80, with an Astronomik CLS deep sky filter fitted. Images were calibrated with darks, bias and flat frames prior to co-adding in ImagesPlus.


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