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Cygnus loop / Veil Complex

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A quick Cygnus loop / Veil complex from last night, I had every intention of going out again tonight but my brain won't manage another day at work without suitable rest. My normal golden number of five minute exposures for the 1000d is 50, but I can live with 40 and maybe add more another night.

Slightly annoyed that the nebula spills over into the area the MkII flattener fails to flatten, if anyone has better results with a different flattener on the ZS66 I'd love to hear all about it.

This is also the first time I have reduced the star sizes in an image, many thanks to Harry Page for his Pixinsight tutorials on that.

Tim.

Imaging Equipment

William Optics ZS66SD

William Optics MkII 0.8 Field Flattener

Canon EOS 1000D (unmodified)

Astronomic CLS CCD Filter

Guiding and Mount

Vixen A70LF Refractor

Modified Philips SPC900NC Webcam

IR/UV Cut Filter

0.6x Focal Reducer

Celestron CGEM Mount

Guidemaster

Exposures

40 x 5 minutes (200 minutes total)

31 x bias

31 x dark

31 x flat

The images were calibrated and debayered in Iris then aligned, stacked and processed in Pixinsight.

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Edited by tmarkuk

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Absolutely superb! my jaw just dropped :)

Marius

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Hi

That is most excellent :)

Pixinsight power to you :icon_scratch:

Harry

Edited by harry page

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WOW!

That's absolutely chock-full with stars :)

Love the colour too - great result :icon_scratch:!

Clear skies,

Damian

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Great image of the region.

Well done :rolleyes:

Cheers

Rob

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fantastic!

Nice colour , great detail and a lovely wide field.

Guy..

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Thanks for the positive comments everyone, , the ZS66 is such a joy to work with compared to my temperamental and rather ancient reflector, I need to find more targets this size to keep me occupied.

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Crikey, that's highly impressive. And made me realise i've only seen a very small part of it visually.

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I need to find more targets this size to keep me occupied.

Dont worry there will be plenty .. some of them are up now but are easier to image later in the autumn when they are higher and the skies are darker for longer...

Nice image by the way :rolleyes:

Peter...

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Great image, nicely fits the FOV of that setup

The North America Nebula & Pelican will sit quite nice on that as well

Edited by Euan

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Euan, I did the NA nebula a couple of weeks ago, it was posted here at the time but the thread has sunk down a few pages. You can see my effort at that object on my website though Very Amateur Astronomy

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