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NGC6960 - Smal Veil Nebula

NGC6960 – Smal Veil Nebula

The Small Veil Nebula and Pickering’s Triangle

Ten thousand years ago, a star exploded as a supernova. All that remains is the gas that formed the outer shell of the star and was ejected by the explosion.

This object is immense. We see here only a part when we could put 14 full moon. Its’ easy to point with a telescope with the bright on the bottom-left of the image, 52 Cygni, magnitude of 4.2, visible naked eye. Well, you need a good enough black sky anyway. It is one of my favorite things. I love to stroll along its filament.

50 exposures of 5 minutes.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 6.5°C
Sensor temperature : 12°C
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL, processing with Iris.
Location : Col des Milles Martyrs, France

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