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Observation by John Hughes: NGC 6960 - The Western Veil Nebula

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Paul Downing, FRAS

Observer

John Hughes

Observed

2019 Aug 23 - 23:02

Uploaded

2019 Sep 06 - 19:49

Objects

NGC6992
NGC6995
The Western Veil Nebula (NGC6960)

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Constellation

Cygnus

Field centre

RA: 20h47m
Dec: +30°37'
Position angle: -96°20'

Field size

1°44' × 1°18'

Equipment
  • William Optics Z103
  • ZWO ASI1600mm Pro Cooled
  • Baader 1.25" Ha and Oiii NB Filters
  • HEQ6R Pro
Exposure

Gain 139, 300s exposure time

Location

North Essex, UK

Target name

NGC 6960

Title

NGC 6960 - The Western Veil Nebula

About this image

John spent three days over the Bank Holiday Weekend capturing this image.  Time well spent!  He reports that this was only his second narrow band session and he was experimenting with the filter wheel, trying Ha, Oiii and Sii, plus a few IR/UV subs in for good measure. 

But the final excellent result is what you see here, using:

Ha 16 x 300s gain 139

Oiii 20 x 300s gain 139

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