Christmas Present

by Bill Murray

Here’s another Christmas present for AAAP astro imagers –

The image below is of the Veil Nebula (NGC 6992-5 on the left and NGC 6960 on the right with Pickering’s Triangular Whip, NGC 6979, in the middle) was also taken at my home in MA in September with my portable imaging rig. Here are the details:

Veil Nebula (NGC 6992 6996 6979 6960)
18 5 min. subs (Total 1 hour 30 min. integration)
Calibrated with darks, flats and bias
RedCat 51 petzval refractor (51 mm f/4.9)
ZWO ASI294MC Pro (cooled to -10° C)
Optolong L-Enhance filter
IOptron GEM28 mount
ASIair as controller
Processed in Photoshop

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