Category Archives: Nebulas

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 6188

NGC6188

An emission nebula located in the constellation Ara. NGC 6193 is the brightest open cluster (also visible to the naked eye) and is responsible for reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188.
 

Date:
August 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
HaLRGB (260:115:80:60:80min)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

M 20

M20 (NGC6514, the Trifid Nebula)

A dense cloud of dust and gas, an H II region located in Sagittarius.
 
M20 (NGC6514, the Trifid Nebula)

Date:
June 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (85:90:110:110min) + 10x1min subs for the core
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6