Observation by Brad Thomas: Western Veil and Pickerings Triangle

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Brad Thomas


Brad Thomas


2021 Dec 01 - 01:54


2021 Dec 01 - 01:58


The Western Veil Nebula (NGC6960)

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Field centre

RA: 20h47m
Dec: +31°00'
Position angle: -90°01'

Field size

1°59' × 1°15'

  • Skywatcher 72ed APO with 0.85 Reducer / Flattener
  • ASI 183mc pro imaging camera
  • ZWO 30mm mini guide scope
  • ASI 290mc guide camera
  • Skywatcher EQM-35 pro mount
  • Optolong l-enhance

520 minutes integration - 240secs x 150gain x 30offset


Surbiton UK

Target name

Western Veil Supernova Remnant


Western Veil and Pickerings Triangle

About this image

Last night and today were a time for a few firsts:

First run with my new Electronic Field Rotator

First night out with newly rebuilt Laptop upgrade

And First go at processing with Pixinsight

Only one minor issue - nearly garrotted my camera when the field rotator went a bit nuts when i didn't set it's zero position correctly - thankfully no apparent damage done

Great night of guiding despite not ideal high cloud conditions

Skywatcher 72ed with 0.85 reducer / flattener

ASI 183mc Pro cooled to -10deg

Zwo 30mm mini guide scope

ASI 290mc guide camera


DSD Electronic Field Rotator

EQM-35 pro mount

240secs x 150gain x 30 offset - 130 exposures

Optolong L-enhance

NINA, PHD2, APP, PixInsight

Thanks to a helpful tutorial - fairly pleased with the result but sure there is room for improvement

Shot in London Bortle 8 

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