Category Archives: Gallery of Astrophotography

The Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula (The Veil Loop)

A cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It was created by a supernova (probably 20 times more massive than our Sun), which exploded ca. 8,000 years ago.
The whole Veil Loop includes:

  • The Western Veil (Caldwell 34), consisting of NGC 6960 (the “Witch’s Broom”, “Finger of God”, Lacework Nebula, “Filamentary Nebula”) near the foreground star 52 Cygni (right part of the image);
  • The Eastern Veil (Caldwell 33), whose brightest area is NGC 6992 and NGC 6995 (known as “Network Nebula”), visible at the right side of the image, and
  • Pickering’s Triangle (or Pickering’s Triangular Wisp), brightest at the north central edge of the loop.
Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee U16803
Scope:
FSQ ED @F5
Mount:
AP 600GTO
Exposure
HaLRGB (720:250:150:125:175)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC 1499

NGC 1499 (Sharpless 2-220, The California Nebula)

A famous emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus.

Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee U16803
Scope:
FSQ ED @F5
Mount:
AP 600GTO
Exposure
HaLRGB (720:250:150:125:175)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

M 42

Messier 42 (M42, NGC1976, The Great Orion Nebula)

A diffuse nebula region, a member of Orion’s Belt. One of the most impressive objects for astrophotography and visual observations. Above M42 is located NGC 1999, also known as the Running Man Nebula.

Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee U16803
Scope:
FSQ ED @F5
Mount:
AP 600GTO
Exposure
HaLRGB (330:190:135:100:100)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC 6946

NGC 6946 (the Fireworks Galaxy) and NGC 6939

A spiral galaxy located at the border of the constellation Cepheus and Cygnus and an open cluster in the constellation Cepheus.
 

Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
TEC 140 APO @F5.2
Mount:
AP Mach-1
Exposure
ekspozycja
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

IC342

IC 342 (Caldwell 5, The Hidden Galaxy)

A spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis, As it is located relatively close to the Milky Way’s galactic equator, it makes the galaxy difficult to observe (looks to be covered by the Milky Way’s galactic dust), It is also called “The Hidden Galaxy”.
 

Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
TEC 140 APO @F5.2
Mount:
AP Mach-1
Exposure
HaLRGB (420:310:85:100:95)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6