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Veil Nebula 4 Panel Mosaic

Okie Tex Star Party 2019

The Veil Nebula constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103), a large but relatively faint supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full moon). The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, with estimates ranging from 1,400 to 2,600 light-years.

This is a 4 panel mosaic showing most of the nebula.

Takahashi FSQ-106N Quadruplet Fluorite Refractor
ZWO ASI294MC Pro CMOS camera
Baader Vario Finder mounted as Guidescope
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guider
Astro Physics 900 GTO mount

3 panels - 40 - 3 min exposures each (120 gain/20 offset)
Bottom left panel - 26 - 3min exposures (120 gain/20 offset)
(Total 7.3 hours exposure)

Guided with PHD
Captured Pre-processed and Stacked in Nebulosity 4
Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop full exif

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