Observation by Ian Sharp: The Veil Nebula

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Mr Ian David Sharp


Ian Sharp


2021 Jul 18 - 00:00


2021 Nov 01 - 12:03


The Western Veil Nebula (NGC6960)

  • Takahashi FSQ-85EDX f/5.3 Quadruplet APO Refractor
  • QHY268C CMOS OSC Camera
  • Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro Mount
  • Pegasus Astro FocusCube2 auto focuser
  • ZWO 60mm F/4.67 guide scope
  • ZWO ASI290MM Mini mono guide camera
  • Optolong Dual-Band L-eXtreme Filter
  • Starlight Xpress 5 position 2" filter wheel

18 x 900 seconds


Ham Observatory, Near Selsey, UK

Target name

The Veil Nebula


The Veil Nebula

About this image

This is a narrowband mosaic with two images of the Veil Nebula in the HOO palette. The resulting field of view is roughly 3 by 3 degrees. Each image of the mosaic consists of 18 x 900s exposures making about 4.5 hours of exposure each. The filter used was the Optolong L-eXtreme dual band filter which provides both Ha and OIII bands with a width of 7nm each. Interestingly, this was taken in mid July when astronomical darkness is not achieved in the South Coast of England.

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